2010 Chicago Fire season

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Chicago Fire
2010 season
Owner United States Andrew Hauptman
Coach Mexico Carlos de los Cobos
MLS 10th overall (4th in Eastern Conference)
MLS Cup Playoffs Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup Round of 16
SuperLiga Group stage
Sister Cities Cup 4th
Top goalscorer Guatemala Marco Pappa (7)
Home colors
Away colors

The 2010 Chicago Fire season is the club's 15th year of existence, as well as their 13th season in Major League Soccer and 13th consecutive year in the top-flight of American soccer.

Squad[edit]

As of October 23, 2010[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 United States DF C. J. Brown
3 United States FW Calen Carr
4 United States DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe
6 United States MF Peter Lowry
8 Sweden MF Fredrik Ljungberg
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Baggio Husidić
10 Mexico FW Nery Castillo (on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
11 United States MF John Thorrington
12 United States MF Logan Pause
13 El Salvador DF Deris Umanzor
14 Ghana FW Patrick Nyarko
15 Netherlands FW Collins John
16 Guatemala MF Marco Pappa
No. Position Player
18 United States MF Mike Banner
19 United States MF Corben Bone
20 United States FW Brian McBride (captain)
22 Colombia DF Wilman Conde
23 Poland DF Krzysztof Król (on loan from Jagiellonia)
25 United States GK Sean Johnson
27 United States MF Victor Pineda
28 United States DF Steven Kinney
31 Costa Rica DF Gonzalo Segares
32 United States DF Dasan Robinson
40 United States GK Andrew Dykstra
77 Serbia MF Bratislav Ristić
United States GK Alec Dufty (on loan from AC St. Louis)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19 United States MF Corben Bone (from Draft, 13th Overall)
4 United States DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe (from Draft, 26th Overall)
28 United States DF Steven Kinney (from Draft, 45th Overall)
25 United States GK Sean Johnson (from Draft, 51st Overall)
15 Netherlands FW Collins John (from K.S.V. Roeselare)
El Salvador MF Julio Martínez (On loan from Club León)
13 El Salvador DF Deris Umanzor (from C.D. Águila)
No. Position Player
8 Sweden MF Fredrik Ljungberg (from Seattle Sounders FC)
10 Mexico FW Nery Castillo (On loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
27 United States MF Victor Pineda (from Academy)
77 Serbia MF Bratislav Ristić (from Rad Beograd)
31 Costa Rica DF Gonzalo Segares (from Apollon Limassol)
United States GK Alec Dufty (On loan from AC St. Louis)

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
10 Mexico MF Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Free Agent)
31 Costa Rica DF Gonzalo Segares (To Apollon Limassol)
6 United States DF Brandon Prideaux (Retired)
17 United States FW Chris Rolfe (To AaB Fodbold)
24 United States DF Daniel Woolard (Released on waivers)
34 United States DF Austin Washington (Released on waivers)
No. Position Player
1 United States GK Jon Busch (Released on waivers)
21 United States MF Justin Mapp (Trade to Philadelphia Union[2])
5 United States DF Tim Ward (to the San Jose Earthquakes[3])
23 Bulgaria FW Stefan Dimitrov (Released on waivers[4])
El Salvador MF Julio Martinez (To Club León)

Formation[edit]

Starting XI vs. Chivas USA on Oct. 23:

Soccer.Field Transparant.png

United States
Johnson
Serbia
Ristić
Colombia
Conde
United States
Brown
El Salvador
Umanzor
Ghana
Nyarko
United States
Pause
United States
Lowery
Guatemala
Pappa
Sweden
Ljungberg
United States
McBride

Club[edit]

Chairman United States Andrew Hauptman
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Toyota Park (20,000 / N/A)

Source: Chicago Fire


Management[edit]

Position Staff
Technical Director United States Frank Klopas
Manager Mexico Carlos de los Cobos
Assistant manager Mexico Alvaro Briones

Last updated: November 23, 2010
Source: Chicago Fire

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Away Special
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Red / White lettering Red Red
Away White / Navy lettering White White
Away Special[5] White / Green lettering White Green MLS, April 24 against Houston

Review[edit]

Preseason[edit]

March[edit]

Chicago began their twelfth Major League Soccer regular season on the road the first two weeks with a match against the New York Red Bulls on March 27, 2010 and the Colorado Rapids on April 3, 2010 followed by their first home match against San Jose Earthquakes on April 10, 2010.[6]

April[edit]

May[edit]

The Chicago Fire participated in the first ever Chicago Sister Cities International Cup. A friendly tournament hosted by the Fire.

June[edit]

July[edit]

Fire terminate loan agreement with Leon F.C. for the rights of Julio Martinez

August[edit]

The Fire trade for Freddie Ljungberg (from Seattle) and also sign Nery Castillo from Shakhtar Donetsk. The Fire trade away Justin Mapp and Tim Ward for allocation money and to clear roster spots.

September[edit]

October[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Competitions[edit]

  • MLS – 10th Overall
  • MLS Cup – Did not qualify
  • US Open Cup – 3rd round
  • SuperLiga – Group Stage

League table[edit]

Conference

Eastern Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 New York Red Bulls 51 30 15 9 6 38 29 +9
2 Columbus Crew 50 30 14 8 8 40 34 +6
3 Kansas City Wizards 39 30 11 13 6 36 35 +1
4 Chicago Fire 36 30 9 12 9 37 38 −1
5 Toronto FC 35 30 9 13 8 33 41 −8
6 New England Revolution 32 30 9 16 5 32 50 −18
7 Philadelphia Union 31 30 8 15 7 35 49 −14
8 D.C. United 22 30 6 20 4 21 47 −26
2010 MLS Cup Playoffs


Overall

Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Los Angeles Galaxy2 (W1) 59 30 18 7 5 44 26 +18
2 Real Salt Lake3 (W2) 56 30 15 4 11 45 20 +25
3 New York Red Bulls3 (E1) 51 30 15 9 6 38 29 +9
4 FC Dallas2 50 30 12 4 14 42 28 +14
5 Columbus Crew3 (E2) 50 30 14 8 8 40 34 +6
6 Seattle Sounders FC2 48 30 14 10 6 39 35 +4
7 Colorado Rapids2 46 30 12 8 10 44 32 +12
8 San Jose Earthquakes3 46 30 13 10 7 34 33 +1
9 Kansas City Wizards 39 30 11 13 6 36 35 +1
10 Chicago Fire 36 30 9 12 9 37 38 −1
11 Toronto FC1 35 30 9 13 8 33 41 −8
12 Houston Dynamo 33 30 9 15 6 40 49 −9
13 New England Revolution 32 30 9 16 5 32 50 −18
14 Philadelphia Union 31 30 8 15 7 35 49 −14
15 Chivas USA 28 30 8 18 4 31 45 −14
16 D.C. United 22 30 6 20 4 21 47 −26
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2011 U.S. Open Cup, 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League2
2010 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2011 U.S. Open Cup
2010 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • ^Note 1 - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team. If they qualify for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team not already qualified will be given a berth. Similarly, they cannot qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS. Rather, they can qualify through the Canadian Soccer Championship. If they qualify for the Champions League through MLS, then the highest placed team not already qualified will qualify.
  • ^Note 3 - 2011 SuperLiga berths are awarded to the top 4 finishing teams from MLS who do not qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
30 36 9 12 9 37 38 −1 4 4 7 15 13 +2 5 8 2 22 25 −3

Last updated: October 23, 2010
Source: MLS 2010 regular reason standings
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground A A H A H H A A H H H A A H A H H A A H H A A H A A H H H A
Result L T L W W T L T T W T W L L W T W L L T T L L L W L W L T W
Position 10 13 15 11 7 7 12 11 11 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 7 9 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12 11 10 10 10

Last updated: October 23, 2010.
Source: MLS Results & League table
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

MLS regular season[edit]

International Friendly[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Sister Cities Cup[edit]

Semi-Final Match

Third Place Match

SuperLiga[edit]

Notes[edit]