Posts Tagged ‘futbal


Soumare is Officially going to France

It was announced Wednesday afternoon that Bakary Soumare was officially a member of Boulogne of Ligue 1 the French 1st Division.  The newly promoted club has been pursuing Soumare since the begining of the season and after the altercation with teammate Logan Pause and Coach Hamlett it seemed inevitable that this move was at some point inevitable.  In a statment released by the club Fire technical director Frank Klopas said;

“We would like to thank Bakary Soumare for his contributions to this club and wish him the best in his future playing career.”

It is rumoured that Boulogne payed a transfer fee of $2.15 million for the rights to Soumare’s contract.


MLS Clubs in World Rankings

At the end of July two MLS clubs had made it into the top 350 of the world ranking for club teams.

Houston Dynamo is tied with 7 other teams in 234th. The most notable of these teams are Monaco of Ligue 1 the French 1st Division, TSG Hoffenheim of the Bundesliga German 1st Division and Palermo of Serie A the Italian 1st Division.

Meanwhile DC United is tied with 7 teams in 258th.  The most notable of these are; Deportivo Saprissa the most successful team in Costa Rican history with 28 titles and one of the best in the CONCACAF region, FK Teplice of the Gambrinus Liga the Czech 1st Division and Cagliari Calcio in Serie A the Italian 1st Division.


Chicago Fire vs Real Salt Lake Preview

Real Salt Lake at Chicago Fire

August 1, 2009 at Toyota Park 7:30pm CT

Likely Starting Lineup

GK: Jon Busch

RB: Tim Ward

CB: Bakare Soumare

CB: Wilman Conde

LB: Gonzalo Segares

CDM: Logan Pause

RM: Marco Pappa

LM: Justin Mapp

CAM: Cuauhtemoc Blanco

ST: Patrick Nyarko

ST: Chris Rolfe


CHI: ST Brian McBride (shoulder)

RSL: DF Robbie Russell (femoris)


CHI: MD John Thorrington

RSL: Coach Jason Kries

Last Season

3/29: CHI 1-1 RSL

7/19: RSL 0-0 CHI

Although we have the Superliga final at midweek I put this as the suggested starting lineup due to our poor record at home this year.  I feel it is important to get the full 3 points at home to start off the second half of the season.  Thorrington will be back for the Superliga final allowing Blanco rest for the first half of the game.  He is extremely valuable coming on in the second half due to his fresh legs and therefore the ability to full take advantage of his abilities.  Otherwise tired legs should not be a factor in either game and the best players will be on the field for both.

Trophy Case

2003 Supporters Shield

1998 MLS Cup

1998 US Open Cup

2000 US Open Cup

2003 US Open Cup

2006 US Open Cup

Last Match

Friday October 8, 2010

Chicago Fire 2 - 0 Columbus Crew

15,124 at Toyota Park

Next Match

Kansas City @ Chicago Fire

Tuesday October 12, 7:30 pm CT

League Match

MLS League Table

56 pts Los Angeles Galaxy

--------Supporters Shield----------

52 pts Real Salt Lake

50 pts FC Dallas

48 pts New York Red Bulls

46 pts Columbus Crew

45 pts Seattle Sounders FC

43 pts San Jose

42 pts Colorado Rapids


33 pts Kansas City Wizards

32 pts Chicago Fire

31 pts Toronto FC

29 pts New England

28 pts Philadelphia Union

28 pts Chivas USA

27 pts Houston Dynamo

21 pts DC United

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