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MLS Ticker: Jaime, Fire, FC Dallas and more

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Photo by Jeffrey Swinger/USA Today Sports

Official word of Jordan Morris’ decision to join the Seattle Sounders dominated Thursday’s Major League Soccer news, but Real Salt Lake lost a veteran in the midst of the frenzy.

Sebastian Jaime, 28, has left RSL to join Chilean side CD Universidad Catolica. In 2015, Jaime tallied five goals and two assists for the Western Conference side. (REPORT)

RSL also announced the signing of 27-year-old Nigerian midfielder Sunday “Sunny” Stephen Obayan. He most recently played for Turkish club Alanyaspor, starting in seven of 12 appearances. (REPORT)

The Chicago Fire have renewed their affiliation with USL side Saint Louis FC. (REPORT)

FC Dallas is reportedly being linked with Ecuadorian midfielder Carlos Gruezo. The 20-year old currently plays for German Bundesliga side Stuttgart. (REPORT)

The Colorado Rapids have added former captain John Spencer to the club’s technical staff as assistant coach. Spencer previously spent time together with head coach Pablo Mastroeni in Colorado during their playing days. (REPORT)

What do you think of Jaime’s departure? Would Gruezo be a good fit in Dallas? Like the addition of Spencer to the Rapids’ technical staff?

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  1. I love your passion for the Chicago Sting and the Chicago Fire! I too am such a loyal fan as you, and you ask why should I support the club, why I should go to the games, why I should drive to Bridgeview,…because you love soccer and there is always hope! Hope is a powerful force that has held many teams and fans together in all sports!

  2. Why shoud I go?
    I have been a Fire fan from Day 1. I’m not fair-weathered and I don’t jump on the bashing of the Fire very often. More often than not, I defend them. But someone who has seen what they have put on the field, put in the upper-management, and put into the stadium, I am really embarrassed sometimes to even wear any Fire apparel. I am a person who believes in one club. I believe in the Fire as a club. They have had some great players, coaches, and a great GM. But everything is in the past. Everything great is in the past. Nothing is great about the present and nothing is great about the future. It’s disheartening and pitiful.
    I have been part of soccer my whole life. I love the international game but I always come back to being a Chicago fan first. I grew up watching Karl-Heinze Granitza, Ingo Peter, Arno Steffenhagen, Mark Simonton, Greg Ryan, Pato Margetic, Derek Spalding, all the great Sting players. These guys were like gods to me when I was young. Fast forward to the start of the Chicago Fire. Peter Novak, Lubos Kubic, Jerzey Pabraschny, Chris Armis, CJ Brown, Tommy Soehn, Jesse Marsh. These guys were Chicago style soccer.
    Now it’s all gone. What is my inspiration to go to a game? I live up in the NW Suburbs. Over an hour and a half drive. Why should I go? I live for this game. Why should I go? Year after year it is the same thing. Every couple years they feed us the same crap about change. Why should I go?
    I want to be positive. I really do. It’s against my nature to be negative. I want my three kids to love the Fire as much as I loved the Sting when I was their age. But how can I get them to do that? Even my 6 year old can smell the BS I’m shoveling when I talk about the Fire.
    Why should I go?

    • Fair weather fan here, but I agree with all of your points. There are a hundred other things I would rather do around the city than drive down to Bridgeview to watch this dumpster fire.


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