Author Archives: David G.

Euro 2012 playoffs: A Look Ahead

By DAVID GUBALA For a few of Europe's international powers, the European Championship qualifying process didn't go as planned, but there's still a shot to reach next summer's finals. The final round of Euro 2012 qualifiers gets underway on Friday, … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 14 Comments

Bunbury brace helps Sporting KC topple Rapids

By DAVID GUBALA Sporting Kansas City went into Sunday's Eastern Conference semifinal first leg looking to hopefully come away with a draw against the Colorado Rapids to send the series back to Kansas City  A nightmarish night for the Rapids … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Playoffs, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 17 Comments

Fire yet to make decision on Klopas’ future as head coach

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By DAVID GUBALA The Chicago Fire didn't make the playoffs in 2011, but the team's strong finish to the regular season has interim head coach Frank Klopas looking look a good candidate to keep the coaching job. … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 21 Comments

Anibaba’s brace leads Fire past Crew

By DAVE GUBALA BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.– When the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew squared off on Saturday night it was the Crew that had everything to play for and the Fire just playing out the string. You wouldn't have known it … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Columbus Crew | 6 Comments

FC Dallas clinches playoff berth, Chicago in post-season jeopardy after home defeat

  By DAVE GUBALA BRIDGEVIEW, IL — The Chicago Fire went into Wednesday night's match against FC Dallas knowing that anything short of a victory would all but erase their chances of reaching the playoffs. For FC Dallas, the match … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- FC Dallas | 9 Comments

Fire’s dream U.S. Open Cup run ends, focus turns back to MLS playoff race

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ISIphotos.com By DAVID GUBALA It was almost the perfect redemption to an unaccomplished season for the Chicago Fire. Winning the U.S. Open Cup for the fifth time in club history would have overshadowed all of the losses, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 10 Comments

Sounders defeat Fire to win third straight U.S. Open Cup

  By JASON MITCHELL SEATTLE, WA - New York Greek American in the late 1960s. A St. Louis brewery side in the 1930s. The Seattle Sounders. After the Sounders topped the Chicago Fire 2-0 Tuesday night before a raucous, record-breaking crowd, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Seattle Sounders, U.S. Open Cup | 68 Comments

Timbers top Whitecaps to spoil BC Place opener

By DAVID GUBALA The inaugural Major League Soccer game at the newly renovated BC Place wasn't necessarily a one to remember for the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Portland Timbers managed to spoil Vancouver's stadium opening with a 1-0 upset thanks to … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 17 Comments