Author Archives: David G.

Fire hand Union third straight loss

BY DAVID GUBALA BRIDGEVIEW, Il — The plan for the Chicago Fire this season was to kick off right where they left off in 2011 and it seems that they're doing just that. A piece of brilliance from Marco Pappa … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Season Preview: Chicago Fire

Photo by Tracy Allen/ISIphotos.com By DAVID GUBALA For the Chicago Fire, consistency is the magic word. After having one of strongest season finishes in club history in 2011, the Chicago Fire have been keen on keeping the same core together … Continue reading »

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Europa League Rewind: Manchester clubs advance, three Americans reach Round of 16

BY DAVID GUBALA The Europa League crown now lies amongst one of sixteen teams left in the competition after a quite decisive round of 32. The two Manchester clubs still remain in the tournament, although they reached the next round … Continue reading »

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Fire Notebook: Klopas discusses roster, Oduro earns Ghana call, and more

BY DAVID GUBALA The Chicago Fire entered their third and final phase of preseason on Tuesday when they traveled to Charleston, S.C. to partake in the annual Carolina Challenge Cup. With less than a month until their season opener, the … Continue reading »

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Fire’s Johnson ready after busy offseason

By DAVID GUBALA The Chicago Fire departed for Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday with a long-missed face settling back with the team for the first time since the end of the regular season. After having quite the busy offseason, goalkeeper Sean … Continue reading »

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Fire Notebook: Klopas addresses DP rumors, club makes roster cuts and more

By DAVID GUBALA The Chicago Fire are now a good two weeks into their first phase of preseason camp and have been making all of the necessary adjustments as the start of the new 2012 campaign nears. Part of the preseason … Continue reading »

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