Tag: Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Cuauhtemoc Blanco back in Chicago

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Fire legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco was in attendance for tonight’s match and addressed the media before the game. ┬áBlanco talked about being invited back for the Fire’s 15th Anniversary and his time in Chicago.

Blanco to Irapuato Official

It’s official.  Cuauhtemoc Blanco will not be returning to the Fire this season. Blanco confirmed on live televsion (Fox Soccer Espanol) this evening that he will be playing for Irapuato.   

Blanco to Irapuato Not a Done Deal

According to this article over at SBI, Cuauhtemoc Blanco is still weighing the offer from Irapuato and no deal has been finalized.  This jibes with what I’ve been able to gather from inside Toyota Park.  There have also been rumblings of additional player acquisitions although no names have surfaced yet. 

Blanco to Irapuato?

According to this article Cuauhtemoc Blanco has chosen to play for Mexican second division side Irapuato.  Blanco made no mention of Irapuato during his radio program yesterday although the deal was reportedly reached last night.  The article does mention an offer on the table from the Chicago Fire.

Blanco Decision Soon

Cuauhtemoc Blanco answered questions about his future on his radio show today and assured listeners that an announcement is imminent, maybe in the next few days.  Blanco said that ideally he would like to retire with Club America but they have not been able to reach an agreement.  His remaining options are returning to Veracruz... Read more »

Stejskal Source : Blanco's Return Likely

  Sam Stejskal checks in with the following information regarding the possibility of Blanco’s return to the Fire. An independent source with knowledge of the situation said that “it’s more likely than not” that former Fire forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco will sign with the club this summer.  The 37 year old Blanco, currently out of contract,... Read more »

Random World Cup Weekend Thoughts

Robert Green gifted the United States a goal but the US deserved the point.  Jozy Altidore’s shot hit the post after Green got a hand on it and England was fortunate not to be down 2-1 at that point.  Tim Howard was fantastic in goal for the United States. England is very slow in the... Read more »

Blanco in Chicago Again......at least for one night

Before Mexico’s friendly against Senegal last night the Chicago Fire presented Cuauhtemoc Blanco with a gift wishing him well at the World Cup.  The box appears too small to contain a contract offer.  En Fuego has details on the gift. According to Blanco he would entertain an offer to return.  Indications are that an offer... 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 »

MLS expands Designated Player rule

[MLS announced this morning that the Designated Player rule has been expanded](http://www.mlssoccer.com/content/mls-expands-designated-player-rule). The new rule will allocate two DP slots to every MLS team (an increase from the one slot previously used) with an option for every team to buy a third slot for the price of $250,000. Furthermore, each DP signing will now count... Read more »