1:38 PM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 29, 2014

Fire may look at Jeff Larentowicz at center back

Lost in the fleeting excitement of Brad Friedel possibly appearing in his North American finale against them, the Fire might have made some moves Saturday night that actually have an impact on their season. Normally a midfielder, captain Jeff Larentowicz started at center back along with Patrick Ianni in the Fire’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur. Larentowicz hadn’t started there since September, and it showed when his turnover led directly to Harry Kane’s...
Hot Time in Old Town Jul 26, 2014

GAMETHREAD: Chicago v Tottenham, lineups & discussion

Fire field experimental XI that features captain Jeff Larentowicz, normally a defensive midfielder, in the back line At least we're getting a different look tonight. After an epic defensive collapse Wednesday against San Jose, the prospect of Chicago's usual back line facing a talented Tottenham XI tonight at Toyota Park was daunting - we gave up five to the 'Quakes, for the love of Zoroaster. Manager Frank Yallop apparently agrees, fielding an XI against Spurs that has a decidedly experimental feel: FIRE @UIHealth Starting XI vs. #THFC: Johnson; Palmer, Larentowicz ©, Ianni, Segares;...
Hot Time in Old Town Jul 19, 2014

GAMETHREAD: FIRE v Union, MLS #18, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago needs wins to climb back into contention; match will be broadcast on My50 Chicago locally It's gameday in Chicago! The Fire put out a rather conservative XI for tonight's matchup against Philadelphia, favoring experience and hard tackling in the middle, as Matt Watson starts alongside Jeff Larentowicz in deep midfield. Expect the Fire to show a rough 4-2-2-2 shape, with the players in the top two bands swapping places and playing games in space with abandon: FIRE @UIHealth Starting XI vs. @PhilaUnion: Johnson; Palmer, Hurtado, Soumare, Segares; Alex, Larentowicz ©, Watson, Shipp;...
Hot Time in Old Town Jul 8, 2014

Ritter v. Larentowicz: New School v. Old School

A brief trot through some Squawka.com stats provides some interesting contrasts It is obvious to all Fire fans that the team is going through a period of change. There has been a lot of roster turmoil and that will probably continue for the foreseeable future. There is a young movement underway and more veterans are likely to leave. The Fire are also known to have a tight cap situation so veterans with high salaries are candidates to eventually leave the team. One prime example of this is Jeff Larentowicz. Ever seen joining the Men in Red, Larentowicz has been reliable in the midfield but...

Fire Player News