Patterson: Ex-Fire Keeper Busch to San Jose

Patterson: Ex-Fire Keeper Busch to San Jose

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
4:30 PM

By Jen Patterson
CSNChicago.com

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed veteran goalkeeper Jon Busch, according to CenterLineSoccer.com. Busch was released by the Chicago Fire on March 22, a little over a week before the season began, and it came as a surprise to all of his teammates as I wrote about last week.

But heres the twist ...

The Fire have their home opener on April 10 at Toyota Park, and guess which team they host? Yes, thats right, the Earthquakes. It will be a battle of the old vs. the new as Busch and the Quakes take on Andrew Dykstra and the Fire.

I wish Buschy the best because hes a good guy and a good professional," C.J. Brown, the veteran and only original Fire player still standing, said Tuesday after practice. "It hurts to lose him and he deserves to be on a team. I wish Buschy luck, but not necessarily the team very much luck. I hope he does well.

Dykstra, will be making an appearance on Chicago Tribune Live on Wednesday only on Comcast SportsNet. Make sure to tune in!

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the Blackhawks' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

There are less than two weeks left in the NHL regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff seeding.

The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference with 103 points. The Blackhawks' next two opponents, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, also have 103 points. Washington leads the league with 106 points.

Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Pittsburgh. Two days later they host the Blue Jackets.

After that, the Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston is in line for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

"There's no easy games from here on out." Konroyd said in the video. "Even teams on the outside, looking in are playing for contracts next year."

Watch the video above to see Boyle and Konroyd discuss the upcoming matchups for the Blackhawks.

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

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Blackhawks blow three-goal lead, fall in OT at Lightning

How Cubs came to fully believe in the legend of Kyle Schwarber

White Sox agree to trade outfielder Peter Bourjos

Bulls Talk Podcast: March is Nikola Mirotic's month

Raiders-to-Vegas the latest in long line of NFL relocation drama, some of which included the Bears

Why Cubs fandom was inescapable in covering the greatest story in sports

Derek Holland ends spring on strong note as White Sox down Dodgers

Ex-Bear Brandon Marshall an early favorite at NFL owners meetings

Increased velocity has improved Anthony Swarzak's chances of making White Sox bullpen

Cubs will have Ian Happ one phone call away at Triple-A Iowa