In a week where the team traded veteran midfielder Justin Mapp and unveiled new Designated Player Nery Castillo, the changes keep coming for the Chicago Fire- yesterday, the team announced the acquisition of midfielder Freddie Ljungberg from the Seattle Sounders. Ljungberg, 33, brings with him one of the most impressive resumes in MLS. He rose to fame playing on the wing for … [Read more...] about Fire acquire Freddie Ljungberg, gearing up for 2007-esque late season surge?
Broadcast on the Jumbotron following the Chicago Fire's 1-0 loss to the New England Revolution, was the signing of 26-year old Mexican Forward Nery Castillo. He comes to the team on loan from the Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine. He also has the option to make the transfer permanent. Many thought Cuauhtemoc Blanco's name would be announced Saturday night, but technical director … [Read more...] about Chicago Fire sign Hotheaded Mexican Forward Nery Castillo
Tonight at 8 PM CT, the Chicago Fire will announce the signing of a Designated Player. The announcement will be made directly after the Fire's SuperLiga match against New England Revolution, which kicked off at 6 PM CT. A press conference will be held by head coach Carlos de los Cobos following the announcement. By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta … [Read more...] about Chicago Fire to Announce New Signing Tonight at 8 PM CT
Aside from Group G (the “group of death”), Group A may prove to be the toughest all-around group from top to bottom. France is favored to win the group but will have their hands full with the host country South Africa and two battle-tested squads in Mexico and Uruguay. In this article, we make our World Cup Odds, World Cup Futures Odds, and make our World Cup Soccer … [Read more...] about 2010 World Cup Preview: Group A
By Alex Simon It was an ugly performance by both teams’ backlines Saturday night. However, a late inexcusable mistake by a Fire substitute let the visiting TFC (Toronto FC) side off the hook. Thus, the Fire played to a 2-2 tie against Toronto. While Chicago’s playmaker Cuauhtémoc Blanco was sidelined with a strained hamstring, TFC’s star player, DeRo (Dwayne De … [Read more...] about Fire tie TFC, another disappointing 2-2 performance