Tag: Brian McBride

Riot Hosting Chicago Soccer Heritage Night

  For those who would like to revisit Chicago’s long and distinguished soccer history the Chicago Riot are conducting Chicago Soccer Heritage Night this coming Sunday at the Odeum in Villa Park.  The list of local soccer luminaries is one of the most impressive I can recall, managing to gather members of the Fire, Sting,... Read more »

Brian McBride Retiring After 2010 Season

  If there is such a thing as an American soccer icon, Brian McBride is it.  Before Landon Donovan and last minute heroics, there was McBride paving the way as an example of how the game should be played.  Fearless and relentless, he was also the very first draft pick in the inaugural MLS draft.... Read more »

McBride on FFF

FSC’s FFF Brian McBride will be a guest on Fox Soccer Channel’s Fox Football Fone-In tonight.  The talk show airs from 6-8 pm on FSC and is hosted by Nick Webster and former Fire Eric Wynalda.  Fire Confidential Podcast Episode 1 features De Los Cobos’ post game comments.  I’d like to know what else you’d... Read more »

A whirlwind week

To say last week was a bit wacky for Fire forward Collins John is an understatement. Conflicting reports swirled around the 24-year-old Dutch forward, who began a trial with the Fire early last month, for a three-day period, and speculation about the ex-Fulham forward’s future ran rampant. Wednesday morning, the Washington Post reported that John... Read more »

CBA Update

Fire midfielders Logan Pause and John Thorrington did not train with the team Monday or Tuesday. Instead, the pair of central midfielders — who also happen to be the Fire’s Union Representatives — were in Washington D.C., sitting in on collective bargaining agreement negotiations between MLS and the Players’ Union. “We haven’t heard from [Pause... Read more »

A calculated risk?

In the winter of 2006, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to London to visit my Aunt and Uncle. In short, it was an absolutely fantastic trip. My family and I saw the houses of Parliament, the crown jewels, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and even took a short trip up to Scotland.... Read more »

Updating the Collins John situation

Let’s rewind to Thursday’s draft for a minute. The Fire picked up a couple of defenders, two midfielders and even a keeper with their selections, but neglected to draft a forward — seemingly a position of need — with any one of their five picks. On the surface (assuming the Fire took need into consideration... Read more »

The Fire's Secret Santa

Christmas is only a week away and I have yet to start my shopping. I know, I’m bad news (and a bit of a procrastinator… just look at the time I posted this…) and I’m feeling a little guilty over my late start. So, to alleviate some of that guilt, I’ve decided to make a... Read more »

Saturday's Games: Your Open Thread

Manchester United take on Aston Villa (12 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol) and Valencia takes on Real Madrid (3 p.m. ESPN Deportes and ESPN360.com) in two of the day’s better games. The Barcelona derby is also today, with Messi, Ibrahmovic and co. taking on Espanyol (1 p.m. on GolTV). On a complete side note, Fire forward... Read more »

McBride's and Brown's Options Picked Up; Myrie selected in Expansion Draft

Hey everyone, I finally made it to Detroit and I have a couple of updates to share with you all… **McBride and Brown — Back for 2010** The Fire announced today that the club options for both Brian McBride and C.J. Brown have been picked up — meaning that both will be back with the... Read more »