8 days ago

Chicago Fire sign 17-year-old Colombian star Jhon Jáder Durán

Jhon Jáder Durán | Envigado FCHe was recently named one of the 60 best youth footballers in the world by The Guardian The Chicago Fire youth movement continues, with the club today announcing the signing of Colombian forward Jhon Jáder Durán from Envigado FC. At just 17, Durán becomes the youngest internation[...]
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HOTTIMEINOLDTOWN.COM

8 days ago

Major Link Soccer: Hoppe floats

Photo by Lars Baron/Getty ImagesMathew Hoppe, the latest in a line of Americans at Schalke and in the Bundesliga, becomes a first. It’s nearly draft season for MLS and NWSL, and NWSL has announced some incredibly frustrating rules regarding player rights and the draft. A couple of Americans had really good weekends in Europe, with Zack Steffe[...]
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8 days ago

Monday Links: FC Dallas notes, MLS offseason updates

Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsThe weekend brought snow to Dallas but the new week has melted it all away before anyone could play in it. Another new week is upon us here folks. The weekend felt quick, maybe too quick, even with the snow that came down here in Dallas yesterday afternoon. Still, with the new week should come some updates on some tran[...]
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BIGDSOCCER.COM

8 days ago

Royal Roundup - Hat trick for a US youth, RSL player rumors, and more.

Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty ImagesTwo more MLS teams to rebrand, Ochoa out of U23 camp, RSL player rumors, and a world record tied. Here’s your latest noteworthy news from the world of soccer. INTERNATIONAL Players who took advantage of loopholes inspired rule changes for the sports they played in. (Balls) An 8th tier amateur team from t[...]
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8 days ago

The Big Reset: The Chicago Fire’s next huge rebrand

After over a year of fan outrage and rumors, the Chicago Fire are changing their logo Again. The “new” logo that was used for the 2020 season was announced in November of 2019 to widespread ridicule. To the rest of the league, it looked like the Vancouver Whitecaps logo if it had the Real Salt […] The Big Reset: The Chicago Fire&[...]
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9 days ago

Matt Freese called up to the U-23 USMNT

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsFresse replaces Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa who was injured before camp started Injuries are forcing roster changes for the upcoming Under-23 training camp. One of those changes is now Union goalkeeper Matt Freese is replacing Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa. Ochoa suffered a quad injury before arriving[...]
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BROTHERLYGAME.COM

10 days ago

Matt Freese, Donovan Pines added to U-23 roster

Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty ImagesThey replace the injured David Ochoa and Julian Araujo There have been a couple changes to the United States U-23 roster as January Camp opens in Florida. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Matt Freese and D.C. United centerback Donovan Pines have been brought into the U-23 camp to replace David Ochoa and Julian[...]
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10 days ago

Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union Internationals prepare for busy 2021

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsChicago dumping new crest, Charlotte not signing Mexican legend and more in today’s links Philadelphia Union News From Philadelphia to Europe, Brenden Aaronson’s Journey Is a Model for U.S. SoccerThe 20-year-old midfielder, a product of the Philadelphia Union’s youth academy, recently joine[...]
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10 days ago

Bradley to receive Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo by Stu Forster/Getty ImagesHe’s had a pretty great career (so far). LAFC head coach Bob Bradley will be honored next week with the Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award, becoming the 27th person to be so honored to date. The award comes from the Walt Chyzowych Fund, which provides scholarships and other funding assistance to coaches[...]
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10 days ago

Fire Asks Fans’ Input for New Crest for 2022

One year ago to the day, Chicago Fire FC debuted their new badge. Fans hated it. We also hated it. It was mocked as a cross between the logos of Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Fast forward to Friday: “Exactly one year ago today, I told our fans if the existing badge wasn’t [...] The post Fire Asks Fans’ Input for New C[...]
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PROSTAMERIKA.COM

11 days ago

Chicago Fire officially dumping “crown” logo, new design project underway

Goodbye, CrownThe club will involve supporters in the process. The new logo is expected to be unveiled after the 2021 season. A couple months after the Chicago Fire unveiled the “crown” crest, when criticism of the design was still flowing fast and hard, owner Joe Mansueto issued an olive branch: “I told our fans if the existing b[...]
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HOTTIMEINOLDTOWN.COM

12 days ago

Sporting KC 2020 Year in Review: Amadou Dia

Sporting Kansas City defender Amadou Dia (13) handles the ball against Minnesota United FC in the first half at Children’s Mercy Park. | Amy Kontras-USA TODAY SportsWe continue our look through the defense with one of the two left backs on the roster. The 2020 MLS season has come to an end and much like we did in 2019 for Sporting Kansas Cit[...]
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THEBLUETESTAMENT.COM

13 days ago

Major Link Soccer: Greg Vanney takes charge of LA Galaxy

Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesMLS backpedals on wanting to terminate the current CBA; Covid cases skyrocketing in English leagues. Puget Sound 27th ranked Adrian, representing the Sounders, is a rookie on the eMLS circuit. New York Red Bulls start 2021 season on top| MLSsoccer.com Seattle’s eMLS pro played Vancouv[...]
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SOUNDERATHEART.COM

13 days ago

Arlo White is back on board to call Chicago Fire matches in 2021

Arlo White/TwitterThe COVID-19 pandemic ruined plans to have White call Fire matches in 2020, but it could finally happen this summer The COVID-19 pandemic halted plans to have famed English football announcer Arlo White call Chicago Fire matches last season. But if all goes well, Fire fans will get to hear White on the mic at Soldier Field this su[...]
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HOTTIMEINOLDTOWN.COM

13 days ago

Chicago Fire’s Mauricio Pineda earns USMNT U-23 call up

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY SportsPineda is vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic qualifying team Chicago Fire defender/midfielder Mauricio Pineda is heading to Florida to join the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team camp. The second-year Fire player is a part of the squad that will train alongside the senior USMNT in Bradenton, Fla. from Jan. 9-24. D[...]
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14 days ago

FC Dallas trio earns call up to US U-23 camp

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsThe Homegrown trio will head to Florida for the winter camp. FC Dallas Homegrown players Jesus Ferreira, Bryan Reynolds and Tanner Tessmann have been called in by head coach Jason Kreis to represent the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team in the upcoming training camp at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The camp will ga[...]
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BIGDSOCCER.COM

14 days ago

Miles Robinson, George Bello named to USMNT U-23 January training camp roster

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsCongrats, fellas! Two of Atlanta United’s brightest young stars are heading back to the international stage. Miles Robinson and George Bello have each received the call to join U.S. Soccer’s hybrid USMNT/USMNT U-23 training camp in Bradenton, Florida from January 9-24. Both players have been called in by[...]
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DIRTYSOUTHSOCCER.COM

14 days ago

U.S. Soccer announces USMNT, U-23 January Camp rosters

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesA big camp coming to Florida. The United States Men’s National Team will begin a busy 2021 with their annual January Camp, set to begin January 9th. The camp will take place in Bradenton, Florida and will last through the end of the month. As they have done in previous years, the U-23s will also join them [...]
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STARSANDSTRIPESFC.COM

14 days ago

Sporting KC 2020 Year in Review: Winston Reid

Sporting Kansas City defender Winston Reid (22) celebrates his goal off a corner kick in the second half of an MLS match between the Chicago Fire and Sporting Kansas City on October 7, 2020 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS. | Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThe best defender in 2020? Probably. The 2020 MLS se[...]
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THEBLUETESTAMENT.COM

18 days ago

Major Link Soccer: Happy New Year

Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty ImagesLets all hope that 2021 is better than 2020. MLS Real Salt Lake’s offseason shopping list includes a need for striker options and the Western Conference club is closing on a name familiar to American soccer fans. RSL is closing on a deal to sign free agent forward Rubio Rubin, sources confirmed to SBI on[...]
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SOUNDERATHEART.COM

19 days ago

Mauricio Pineda signs new, multi-year contract with the Fire

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY SportsThe club announced the deal today, capping a dream 2020 for Pineda Pandemic aside, Mauricio Pineda had a dream rookie season in 2020. He signed a pro contract with the Chicago Fire, started for the club in his very first match, scored the game winner at the MLS is Back tournament against the Seattle Sounders, led t[...]
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HOTTIMEINOLDTOWN.COM

19 days ago

Looking back at some of our favorite Chicago Fire stories from 2020

Chicago Fire FCIt was an odd year, to say the least Back in February, when COVID-19 started to look more and more serious, I had a conversation with a Chicago Fire staffer about whether the league would consider holding games without fans. We both agreed that idea seemed absolutely crazy. Football without fans? How would that even work? On the mor[...]
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HOTTIMEINOLDTOWN.COM

19 days ago

Sporting KC 2020 Year in Review: Graham Zusi

Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsThe fan favorite and USMNT veteran gets his year reviewed. The 2020 MLS season has come to an end and much like we did in 2019 for Sporting Kansas City, it’s time to look back at how each player performed. Keep in mind the stats look diminished for many players, but just 21 regular season games were played in thi[...]
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THEBLUETESTAMENT.COM

21 days ago

Veljko Paunovic’s Fast Start Could Be Vital For The Long Term

Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images2020/21 has been a season like no other... In the last couple of seasons prior to 2020/21, Reading started their campaigns in a very poor fashion. In 2018/19 Paul Clement lost his job at the start of December, and in 2019/20 his successor Jose Gomes got the sack in October, effectively ending our[...]
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SBNATION.COM

23 days ago

Feature - The Impact’s 1-Goal Wonders

Cameron Porter, only one goal for the Impact before injury caused him to move on, but what a goal it was! | Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesThe players who have scored precisely one goal for the Impact since it joined MLS in 2012 Researching this article I thought, no problem, it’ll comprise of a dozen players or less. Easy, peasy[...]
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MOUNTROYALSOCCER.COM

24 days ago

This Boxing Day, consider helping your local soccer pub survive the pandemic

The Highbury Pub, 2322 S Kinnickinnic Ave in Milwaukee | Photo courtesy The Highbury PubFormer Fire GM Peter Wilt is donating his usual bar tab to Milwaukee’s iconic Highbury Pub. Is it the start of a movement? Happy Boxing Day. Today, I’m thinking about our local soccer pubs. In a normal, non-pandemic year, these places would be packe[...]
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HOTTIMEINOLDTOWN.COM

25 days ago

2020 Orlando City Season in Review: Nani

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty ImagesHow did the captain do in his second season with Orlando? Nani completed his second season as a Lion in 2020. While his first season was excellent, Nani continued to be one of the better players for Orlando City in year two. Orlando City signed Nani to a three-year Designated Player contract on a free tran[...]
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THEMANELAND.COM

27 days ago

The Crew to sign veteran Bradley Wright-Phillips

Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty ImagesThe Black & Gold will add an experienced goal scorer to the roster. The Columbus Crew made its first major announcement of the offseason in the signing of forward Bradley Wright-Phillips as a free agent. The veteran joins the Black & Gold as a backup and rotation option with starting striker Gyasi Zardes. As reporte[...]
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MASSIVEREPORT.COM

28 days ago

Chicago Fire: Making the case to finally add a captain in 2021

The Chicago Fire are in dire need of a new captain for 2021 The 2020 Chicago Fire season was supposed to be so much more than what it ended up being. After a complete overhaul, not just of staff and players, but of the team’s branding, people were expecting a lot more of… something. But […] Chicago Fire: Making the case to final[...]
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MLSMULTIPLEX.COM

29 days ago

Have the Chicago Fire locked too many players into long-term deals?

Fire Designated Player Ignacio Aliseda | Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsThere are a lot of big names potentially coming off the books after next season, but there are some questionable contracts, too. Sunday marked one year since the Chicago Fire named Georg Heitz the club’s new sporting director. Since then, he and his staff have ne[...]
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HOTTIMEINOLDTOWN.COM

31 days ago

Moreira Discusses OCSC’s Season on Brazilian Podcast

Photo courtesy of Orlando City SCIn an interview with Brazilian podcast The Pitch Invaders, Moreira share insight on some key decisions made in the best year in club history. Orlando City SC is still rejoicing on the team’s best Major League Soccer campaign since the club’s inaugural season. Many of the reasons for the Lions’ succ[...]
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THEMANELAND.COM

31 days ago

Brotherly Game Daily Links: Reviewing Sergio Santos’ 2020 season

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesAtlanta hires a new manager, McKennie named U.S. player of the Year, and more in today’s links Philadelphia Union News Season In Review: Sergio SantosThis season, Santos’ pace left opposing defenders in the dust and on edge that led to a team-high eight goals. As Santos’ che[...]
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BROTHERLYGAME.COM

31 days ago

Chicago Fire trade Brandt Bronico to Charlotte FC

New Charlotte FC midfielder Brandt Bronico | Winslow Townson-USA TODAY SportsThe Chicago Fire have traded midfielder Brandt Bronico to Charlotte FC, the club announced today. Bronico is about to become a free agent, and the Fire had previously announced the club wouldn’t be re-signing him. As a part of the deal, the two teams will swap fourth[...]
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