Tag: El Salvador

Pappa scores goal in Guatemala win

*Not sure how I missed this yesterday, but I thought it was worth posting all the same…* Unlike the rest of his Fire teammates, Marco Pappa had a relatively successful Wednesday. Away from the club due to his call-up to the Guatemalan National Team for Wednesday night’s friendly against El Salvador, Pappa played the full... 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](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/4944355/ce/us/second-string-us-impresses-el-salvador?cc=5901&ver=us). 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 »

Updating the de los Cobos and Martinez situations

So far this offseason the Fire has parted ways with former head coach Denis Hamlett, seen Brandon Prideaux retire, lost David Myrie in the expansion draft, and watched as Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Chris Rolfe and (now) Gonzalo Segares left to ply their trade abroad. They have yet to bring in anyone new. For his part, Technical... Read more »

Report: De los Cobos leader for Fire head coaching job

The Washington Post is reporting that former El Salvador coach [Carlos de los Cobos is the leading candidate to become the Fire’s next head man](http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2010/01/things_were_hearing_barring_la.html). Should De los Cobos be coming to Chicago he likely wouldn’t be coming alone. [Another report from the Washington Post has De los Cobos’s hiring hinging (at least in part)... Read more »

CONCACAF Update -- Blanco scores in Mexican Win, Costa Rica Falls

The U.S.’s 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago was hardly the only news coming out of CONCACAF tonight, as two other (and equally important) World Cup Qualifiers took place.  Mexico-Honduras was the high-profile match of the evening and Mexico took the honors, defeating the Hondurans 1-0 at Estadio Azteca.  Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco played the... Read more »

US 2 -- El Salvador 1

El Salvador gave the U.S. a whole lot to handle on Saturday night, but in the end the Americans pulled through, winning the important World Cup Qualifier 2-1 in Salt Lake City. The U.S. – who now has 12 points from seven games in the final qualification round – moves into second place with the... Read more »

Linked Up

Hey everybody, kind of a slow news day for the Fire (so far anyway…) so I’m taking a little break from writing and simply sharing some links today.  I’ll be back to the grind tomorrow with a Fire Practice Report though, so keep an eye out for that. Steve Davis of ESPN Soccernet writes about... Read more »