Rumor: ( HALF USA Spoilers) 2019 Roster Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by willydonc, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. splunge63

    splunge63 Member+

    Mar 30, 2014
    west burbs
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Gotta be the Mansueto effect.
     
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  2. goldclover

    goldclover Member+

    Mar 25, 2010
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    Chicago Fire
    I actually think Kap was better because he was alongside Meira for a season or two. Once Meira was gone..Kap was...well....less.
     
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  3. GHjelm

    GHjelm Member+

    Apr 23, 2008
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I think it has more to do with having 2 quality CBs (including Basti) back there. Basti without Kap this year would have looked a lot like Kap without Basti last year.
     
  4. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    I really disagree with this, like with Arne. You could have played him next to a traffic cone and it still would have been successful. Same with Basti.

    A good signing but I guess I just disagree with the sentiment that it was a crucial signing. (Someone save this and throw it in my face when we suffer and injury and Kap steps in to save us!)
     
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  5. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    #630 xtomx, Jan 27, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
    It is less a "crucial signing" than the Fire avoiding more self-inflicted wounds.

    The Fire have a better than average center back in Kappelhoff and did not improve at center back. Signing him avoids being short. It would be stupid not to sign him, unless we found a significant upgrade...which of course we did not.
     
  6. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully this means that Bastian is going back to the midfield.

    Niko
    Katai-Mikhailovic-Frankowski
    Bastain-Dax
    Edwards-Marcelo-Kapp-Hasler
    Cleveland

    Hopefully the next singing will be a keeper and an attacking midfielder
     
  7. GHjelm

    GHjelm Member+

    Apr 23, 2008
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    A keeper and I'm pretty happy with that lineup.
     
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  8. Jake Roberts

    Jake Roberts Member

    Chicago Fire
    United States
    Mar 7, 2018
    Any updates on the DC keeper?
     
  9. Joe in CO

    Joe in CO Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    Jamestown, CO by way of Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    He’s still not very good.
     
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  10. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Better than what we have.
     
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  11. It like the when the Fire filled the Ante Razov allocation with Ante Razov. Kappelhof fills a hole that shouldn't have been there.
     
  12. Tallest goalkeeping midget.
     
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  13. Joe in CO

    Joe in CO Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    Jamestown, CO by way of Chicago
    Club:
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  14. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
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  15. Jiggly_333

    Jiggly_333 Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Mar 8, 2015
    Corner of Bedlam and Squalor (It's that way ->)
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    He's got a green card, I believe. He's played in MLS long enough.

    (Nevermind, I checked the article. That's an ouch)
     
  16. splunge63

    splunge63 Member+

    Mar 30, 2014
    west burbs
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    #1 blunder of Pauno/Nrod's regime. Ugh!
     
  17. chiladd

    chiladd Member+

    Mar 21, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Del Grecco waived
     
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  18. FireJuveChelsea

    Dec 7, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Posted on DC's board and they said he is okay. Didn't do so great at DC but their backline was terrible(hopefully ours isn't) haha. Now onto the fullbacks. I hope we bring in another CB and have Kap be on the left. It seems to every Chicago has had one regrettable move lately. Bears Gould, Fire Johnson.
     
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  19. OK, so team appears pretty set except for defense. As suggested above, can we count on Edwards and Hasler as our outside backs? Seems like we need to add at least two players here. I like the way the line up is shaping up with this exception.
     
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  20. chiladd

    chiladd Member+

    Mar 21, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I don't think Kap has ever played LB consistently at the pro level. He's played RB and CB .Not saying he can't switch sides ....

     
  21. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WOW, didn't even play a single game.

    Great job Nelson.
     
  22. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Yep. They have made a bunch of "Major League" (Soccer) blunders [Shipp, Jones, etc.], but giving away Sean Johnson was the top one.
     
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  23. Andy Zilis

    Andy Zilis Member+

    Mar 9, 2005
    Rochelle, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How do we keep wasting an international slot at GK? That's like . . . the one position that the US can consistently produce a lot of quality players at.
     
  24. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I am more than comfortable with Raheem Edwards at left back. I like his speed, energy and ability to move forward.

    I am not convinced that Hasler is a right back (more of a midfielder), but he was okay last season. Corrales might be a better starting option (although I am not sold on him).

    With the Fire resigning Kappelhoff and, apparently, playing 500,000 Euro for Marcelo, I would say that they will be the starting pair.
     
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  25. chiladd

    chiladd Member+

    Mar 21, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Djordje gets the start against Panama

    Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) Tweeted:
    Five debutantes tonight. Ties the record for most in one game, set back in 1992. https://t.co/e0MJNpLMv7
     
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