Category: US MNT

US names roster for WC Qualifiers - Sean Johnson called

The Fire will be without starting goalkeeper Sean Johnson this coming weekend against Chivas USA. The 23 year old ‘keeper in his fourth season with the club has been recalled by Jurgen Klinsmann for the US Men’s National Team’s World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico on the 22nd and 26th respectively. Johnson was... Read more »

Johnson Gets USMNT Call

Sean Johnson will be a part of Bob Bradley’s 24 man USMNT training camp ahead of the January 22 friendly against Chile.  Johnson’s first call into training for the Nats will see him battle Dominic Cervi, Matt Pickens, and Nick Rimando for his first cap.  Oddly enough, three of the four keepers invited to camp have... Read more »

Logan Pause Called In For USA Friendly

Logan Pause has been called by Bob Bradley for USA’s friendly next week against South Africa.  Here’s the story on the whole squad. Definitely a surprise call up but it seems like Bradley is intent on getting a look at some younger guys and bubble players while the big guns continue their Euro seasons and... Read more »

Bradley Announces US Roster for October 9

US Soccer has announced the roster for friendlies against Poland on October 9 at Soldier Field and Columbia on October 12 at PPL Park.  GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton) DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-√Čtienne), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Michael Parkhurst... Read more »

USA World Cup Roster Announced

USMNT World Cup Final 23 Bob Bradley has announced his 23 man roster for the World Cup.  Here’s the list… Goalkeepers (3): Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann. Defenders (7): Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit, Clarence Goodson, Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector. Midfielders (8): DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Landon Donovan, Maurice... Read more »

World Cup Bracket Pool

The World Cup is only 25 days away and MLS is taking a break during the first two weeks of group play.  That doesn’t mean Fire Confidential will be silent.  In addition to continued discussion of all things Fire, I’ll be watching the World Cup along with all of you.  Since we received a fairly... Read more »

Bradley's USMNT 30 Man Camp

  This afternoon Bob Bradley named his 30 man provisional squad for the upcoming World Cup.  Several MLS squads are affected through the loss of key players. Goalkeepers : Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann Defenders : Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Johnathan Spector, Oguchi Onyewu, Jay DeMeritt, Heath Pearce, Chad Marshall... Read more »

US outlasts El Salvador 2-1

Though the U.S. completely outplayed El Salvador in Wednesday night’s friendly in Tampa, they needed two goals in the last 16 minutes to [squeak out of Raymond James Stadium with a 2-1 win]( After heading into the break scoreless, El Salvador jumped out to a 1-0 advantage in the 59th minute when U.S. right back... Read more »

Morning notes

Here are a couple of quick notes to get your Friday started… **Fire local TV update** It’s not looking like the Fire will be broadcast on My50 in 2010. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, MLS wants to broadcast all of its games in high-definition this year. My50 does not broadcast in... Read more »


As I’m sure many of you know, yesterday’s post was a bit controversial. I attempted to take a creative look at the CBA and the writing came across a bit poor to some of you — while others seemed to like it. While I’m happy that the piece provoked such strong reactions from some of... Read more »