Wednesday, March 23, 2011
By Angie Wiatrowski
The Chicago Fire announced Wednesday that they acquired the rights to Colombian defender Yamith Cuesta. The trade with Chivas USA included an exchange for a 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft selection.
The 21-year-old made 15 appearances with Chivas from 2009-10 and was also a part of Colombias Under-20 national team in 2008 and scored a goal in three appearances. In 2008, he appeared in 34 games for Expresso Rojo in the Colombian second division.
Fire technical director Frank Klopas told TSN, Yamith is a gifted defender with size, speed and strong defensive skills. Our defense will benefit from bringing in a young player with experience both in MLS and his native Colombia.
Cuesta was officially added to the Fire roster and is training this week.
CSN Chicago has expanded their regional broadcasting plans for the 2017 Chicago Fire season.
The expansion includes 29 MLS fixtures, 36 episodes of Fire Weekly, and four behind-the-scenes episodes of Fire All-Access.
"Throughout our 20th season, CSN Chicago will be providing viewers unprecedented coverage of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club," said Fire COO Atul Khosla. "We’re thrilled to be able to team with CSN Chicago to share more than 100 hours of live, original content to fans throughout the region."
"We are proud to be the regional television home for the Fire and fans can count on us once again to deliver expert game coverage, pre-game shows for every telecast, and expanded offerings of Fire-related programming throughout the 2017 MLS campaign," added Phil Bedella, VP/GM of CSN Chicago.
Fire Weekly, presented by The PrivateBank, will debut on Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. on CSN+. It will be also be available via live stream on CSNChicago.com.
Fire All-Access will premiere on Wednesday, March 8 at 9:30 p.m. on CSN and streamed at CSNChicago.com.
Click here to see CSN's Broadcast Schedule.
A new Chicago Fire season is near, which means it's a good time to start a new podcast.
Shane Murray, a Fire contributor for MLSSoccer.com, joined me for our new endeavor: the Fire Talk Podcast.
This first episode focused on the key departures and new additions to the Fire this season and served as a look ahead to the 2017 season. We looked at the additions made to the team, how the team may line up to start the season and what improvements still need to be made.
Also, the Fire are 5-0 in the preseason, but do preseason results matter?
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: