Tag: Bakary Soumare

Soumaré headed back to the Fire - updated

After weeks of speculation about a deal to bring defender Bakary Soumare back to the Fire, an agreement has finally been reached. Details of the trade are still being finalized but SoumarĂ© has left Philadelphia and is headed to back to Chicago. The deal apparently still includes the Union picking up a big portion of... Read more »

Fire Alumni Update

Here’s a quick run down on the activities of some of the most recent former Fire. Everyone’s favorite professor (especially a certain soccer scribe on the east coast) Juan Carlos Osorio and Once Caldes defeated winless Nacional 1-0 in Columbia yesterday.  The lone goal was scored by midfielder Jhon Valencia, who I’m told is a... Read more »

Q + A: Bakary Soumare

Former Fire defender Bakary Soumare was kind enough to take some time to answer some of your questions. Here are his responses: **First, we miss you and it’s no surprise that you are starting now. What do you miss most about Chicago and your teammates? What are the most fun and most challenging parts of... Read more »

Ask Bakary Soumare

Always stylish former Fire defender Bakary Soumare has graciously agreed to answer some questions from you guys. I’m guessing the 24-year-old Soumare, who transferred from the Fire to French Ligue 1 side Boulogne back in August, will have a good deal to say about his time at Boulogne ([where he has become entrenched in the... Read more »

It's Finally Official: Soumare transferred to Boulogne

Well after months of rumors and a few days of unofficial reports, [the transfer of the now former Fire Defender Bakary Soumare to Boulogne](http://chicago.fire.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20090826&content_id=6629654&vkey=news_chf&fext=.jsp&team=t100) of the French First Division has finally gone through. Of course, this news is merely a formality at this point — I think we all knew Baky was going to go... Read more »

Soumare to Boulogne

According to [a report from Goal.com](http://goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2009/08/22/1455394/report-chicago-fire-defender-bakary-soumare-to-sign-for), Fire defender Bakary Soumare is finally making his long-awaited move to Europe as he will leave Chicago to join Boulogne-Sur-Mer of the French Ligue 1 for a reported fee of 1.5 million Euros ($2.15 million). Though the deal has yet to officially go through, the newly-promoted Boulogne is expecting... Read more »

Soumare and Hamlett fined for Locker Room "Incident"

The Fire revealed tonight that defender Bakary Soumare and Head Coach Denis Hamlett were each fined an undisclosed amount for what the team is calling a “locker room incident” that took place at halftime of last Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Houston. According to [Soccer By Ives](http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2009/08/chicago-fire-to-fine-hamlett-and-soumare-for-lockerroom-fight.html), the “incident” — which lead to Baky being subbed... Read more »

MLS All Star Game: Everton wins in penalties

Tonight’s MLS All Star game was a thrilling affair between the All Stars (who were carrying a 5 game win streak against European teams into the match..) and Everton FC of the English Premier League. After 90 minutes the teams were all square at 1-1 and — per All Star Game rules — they went... Read more »

Soumare Added to All-Star Team

Fire center back Bakary Soumare was added to the MLS All Star Team today. Soumare will be replacing Houston Dynamo forward Brian Ching on the roster. The All Star selection is the first of Baky’s career and he will join Fire teammates Wilman Conde and Cuauhtemoc Blanco in Salt Lake City for the match against... Read more »

An interview with Patrick Nyarko

I talked with Fire forward Patrick Nyarko for a few minutes prior to Saturday’s match against San Jose (during which he scored the game-winning goal…) and in getting to know him found the 23-year-old to be a very down to earth guy. I talked with Patrick about a wide variety of topics including his reaction... Read more »