Chicago Fire Offseason Player Movement

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Ironically, when things move so slowly it is hard to see what’s really happening. Aside from the wheeling and dealing on Draft Day, there was considerable movement on the Fire roster so far in the offseason…

Here’s all the official player movement that has occurred since October 24th through January 27th in handy GIF form.  Below is a description by week.

(Last Update, 1/29)

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OTF Roundtable: Silent Sigh

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Chicago Fire GM Nelson Rodriguez and Head Coach Veljko Paunovic calling Brian Bliss to get his laptop password.

Frankly, all of Fire Nation was hoping we’d have more things to talk about by now, but no dice.

With the international transfer window now open and the MLS Superdraft combine beginning today Chicago continues to shed both salaries, personalities, and staff.

The number of players remaining on the Fire’s roster sits at 14, with the organization making no additions during either stage of the Re-Entry Draft in December and choosing not to cash in on any of MLS’s first, albeit aging, free agents.

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Preseason Dispatch: Chicago Fire (2) vs. Chivas Rayadas (0)

Last night marked successive preseason trophies for the Men in Red (photo: chicago-fire.com)

Saturday night’s win marked consecutive preseason trophies for the Men in Red (photo: chicago-fire.com)

OTF editor Scott Fenwick wraps the Fire’s preseason with a look at their final warm-up in the desert… 

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Preseason Postmortem: Chicago Fire (0) vs. New England Revolution (1)

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Left-to-Right: Juan Luis Anangono, Baky Soumare, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, and Jeff Larentowicz follow a cross in (photo: Chicago-Fire.com)

OTF contributor Daniel Casey ponders pairings after the Chicago Fire first loss of the 2014 preseason…

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Preseason Dispatch: Chicago Fire (2) vs. FC Tuscon (0)

Alex played well in his new #7, as the Fire continued their preseason unbeaten run on Saturday (photo: chicago-fire.com)

Alex looked good in his new #7, as the Fire continued their preseason unbeaten run on Saturday (photo: chicago-fire.com)

OTF editor Scott Fenwick brings you a look at the second installment of the Fire’s tussle down in Tuscon…

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Preseason Dispatch: Chicago Fire (3) vs. Orlando City (0)

With three preseason matched in the books, it's time for Frank Yallop to thin his roster. (image: chicago-fire.com)

With three preseason matches in the books, it’s time for Frank Yallop to thin his roster (image: chicago-fire.com)

OTF editor Scott Fenwick got his first look at Chicago Fire’s 2014 edition this Tuesday evening…

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