Tag: Bakary Soumare

Fire 2 -- Earthquakes 0: Blanco comes through again

A [depleted Fire team beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0](http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/fire/chi-19-fire-chicago-jul19,0,4724572.story) tonight at Toyota Park. Check out the link for my Tribune recap and continue after the jump for a little something extra… **Temo Time:** Well after seeing Cuauhtemoc Blanco play two spectacular matches in the last four days I can only come to one conclusion... Read more »

The Report

The Fire held a spirited practice today at the Toyota Park training field and here are a few quick notes from the training session… **Soumare transfer update:** [As I wrote about the other day](http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-fire-confidential/2009/06/soumare-headed-to-france-unidentified-club-makes-a-bid.html), there are quite a few transfer rumors surrounding Fire center back Bakary Soumare. Baky and his agent (former Fire player Diego... Read more »

An interview with Bakary Soumare

Here is a little interview I did with Fire (and Malian National Team) defender Bakary Soumare prior to last Saturday’s match against Tigres UANL. I found Baky to be a very nice guy and he gave a good interview as well, touching on his experiences with Mali and his return to the Fire. Check it... Read more »

Soumare headed to France? Unidentified Club (maybe..) makes a bid

According to a recent [report](http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2009/06/french-club-makes-bid-for-soumare.html#more), an unidentified French first division club has made a bid for Fire center back Bakary Soumare. I have been in touch with the Fire front office and they will be getting back to me shortly with some more details about the rumored bid. *I just spoke with the Fire front... Read more »

Fire vs. FC Dallas: Match Preview

The undefeated Chicago Fire, only a day removed from their thrilling 3-2 stoppage time win over Chivas USA, must now return home and switch their focus to FC Dallas, whom they will square off against Sunday at Toyota Park. The first place Fire will be coming into the match riding a 3 game win streak... Read more »

Soumare, Nyarko, and Husidic -- Profiling their paths to MLS

Thought I’d share a piece that Maria Burns Ortiz wrote for Soccernet about Fire players Bakary Soumare, Patrick Nyarko and Baggio Husidic.   Although it’s a bit old, the article does a pretty good job of providing some info about these players’ remarkable rise from adversity/obscurity to the MLS.  I found the write-up on Baggio Husidic... Read more »