Author Archives: David G.

Fire Notebook: Oduro, club ready to pick up where they left off and more

Photo by Tracy Allen/ By DAVID GUBALA The Chicago Fire will swap the crispy, cold ways of Chicago for the sunny rays of Ave Maria as they travel to Florida to officially kick off the preseason camp for their 15th season … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Former MLS player says he is gay, Sounders target GK and more

Photo by By DAVID GUBALA Former Columbus Crew player David Testo broke a major barrier on Thursday, becoming the first MLS player, past or present, to publicly announce that he is gay. In an interview with CBC, Testo said … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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

Photo by 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 »

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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 »

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