James_coston

James Coston

  • joined Sep 06, 2011
  • last login Mar 05, 2014
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James is a long-time Chicago sports fan and a die-hard Chicago Fire supporter.

He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism where he majored in Strategic Communication. Contact James on Twitter via @JamesCoston and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamescoston.

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  • MLB Chicago White Sox
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NCAAF Missouri Tigers
  • NCAAB Missouri Tigers
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
  • EPL Fulham FC
  • MLS Chicago Fire
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Chin to Chicago (maybe), Columbus finally falters and the return of World Cup qualifying: It's Hat Trick and Question of the Day Time!

Are the Fire on the verge of signing a new striker? Plus, the Crew lose and World Cup Qualifying starts again in our latest Hat Trick and Question of the Day!

USMNT website Stars And Stripes FC joins SB Nation

In case you're not aware, Ryan and I are pretty big fans of the United States Men's National Team in addition to the Fire. Well, SB Nation launched Stars and Stripes FC today and we're positive that the site will feature some of the best coverage of the Red, White and Blue available on the interwebz. It's definitely worth looking at.

SB Nation Power Rankings Week 25: Fire fall to 8th place? But How?

The MLS Power Rankings for Week 25 are out and Chicago Fire fans might have reason to feel aggrieved.

Backup Paladini helps lift Chicago Fire past Houston Dynamo

After a 3-1 win against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night, the Chicago Fire now have more points than they did during the entire 2011 season. And that's due in part to the more unheralded players on the club stepping up.

Transfer Deadline Day 2012 Open Thread

It's transfer deadline day! Check out our open thread as we discuss the transfers as they happen across the country and across the world!

Fire announce Marco Pappa transferred to SC Heerenveen now; not later

The Chicago Fire's playoff hopes may have taken a hit on Thursday morning as the club announced that Marco Pappa will join Dutch club SC Heerenveen immediately. The club previously said Pappa would make the move at the end of the 2012 MLS season.

Achieving Greatness, Car Wars and a new Chicago Song? It’s Hat Trick/Question of the Day Time!

After a bye week, the Chicago Fire are back in action this Sunday night. We look at that match as well as some other random things we've been thinking about in the latest edition of the Hat Trick and Question of the Day!

Eastern Domination: Fire knock off Revolution; pick up third straight conference win

The Chicago Fire took another big step towards making it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 with a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution. Chris Rolfe and Sherjill MacDonald made it on the scoresheet for the Men in Red.

Logan Pause injury again raises depth issues for Chicago Fire

It was revealed on Tuesday that Fire midfielder Logan Pause is expected to be out for the next four-to-six weeks with broken ribs and pneumothorax. So how will the Men in Red respond without their captain available?

Sunday Open Gamethread - POR v. DAL, SEA v. LA...and some Real Madrid v. Santos Laguna as well

It's an action packed soccer Sunday!!! Real Madrid in Vegas!!! Cristiano Ronaldo!!! (and some MLS stuff too...)

Former Chicago Fire PDL midfielder Kirk Urso passes away at 22

Hot Time in Old Town was saddened to hear that former Fire PDL midfielder Kirk Urso passed away on Saturday night at the age of 22.

Nijholt's agent says Fire working on deal for Dutch midfielder

The Fire may be bringing on a new international midfielder. Hot Time in Old Town contacted the agent of Gianluca Nijholt for clarification.

"Gianluca Nijholt op proef bij het Amerikaanse Chicago Fire"

Are the Fire looking to bring in another midfield reinforcement? The 22 year old Nijholt currently plays as a midfielder for FC Utrecht.

2012 MLS All-Star Game - MLS v. Chelsea FC - Gamethread - 7:30PM CST - ESPN2

The 2012 MLS All-Star Game. Get excited!!!...or not.

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Millonarios Website: "Rafael Robayo, regresa a Millonarios"

Fire midfielder Rafael Robayo will join his former club Millonarios, according to the Colombian club's website

AS Roma look to continue growing brand in United States and worldwide

Italian football club AS Roma appears to believe they can one day be on the same level internationally as other European giants such as Manchester United and Real Madrid. Critics argue the club's current strategy isn't enough to help the club win now

BREAKING: Mexican champions Club Santos Laguna to take on Men in Red in September

If some Fire fans felt underwhelmed by the club playing host to Aston Villa this past Saturday, there may be reason for optimism: the club will be hosting Mexican league champions Club Santos Laguna on Saturday, September 8th.

Fire loan Puppo to Uruguayan club to clear room for MacDonald

The Fire have exchanged strikers as Uruguyan Federico Puppo was sent on loan to make room for Dutchman Sherjill MacDonald. Puppo will join Defensor Sporting Club in his hometown of Montevideo.

Fulham Legend McBride staying involved through coaching, broadcasting and…playing?

Brian McBride is mostly involved in coaching and broadcasting these days. But the Former Fulham FC forward will suit up at least one more time for English ninth-division side Wembley FC in an FA Cup preliminary match.

Wrigley Homecoming a Success for Bradley

Michael Bradley notched an assist in AS Roma's 4-0 win over Zaglebie Lubin in an international friendly at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Bradley's coaches and teammates believe the American midfielder will adjust well in playing in the Italian capital.

Gamethread: AS Roma vs. Zaglebie Lubin - International Friendly - Wrigley Field - 2:30 CST

Join us as we discuss the international friendly at Wrigley Field between AS Roma and Zaglebie Lubin.

Newest AS Roma midfielder Bradley excited to take next step in career

Michael Bradley is wasting no time in acclimating himself with his new club AS Roma. This includes a trip to Wrigley Field as part of the Italian side's United States tour.

Hometown Heroes Lichaj and Guzan help Aston Villa knock off Fire

The Fire dropped a 1-0 decision to English Premier League side Aston VIlla on Saturday night. But the bigger story was the homecoming for two of Villa's Chicagoland natives.

Gamethread: Chicago Fire v. Aston Villa - International Friendly

If you're not at Toyota Park tonight, please join us to provide your thoughts on tonight's international friendly between the Chicago Fire and Aston Villa.

Late Henry Goal propels Red Bulls past Fire

Thierry Henry stole the spotlight once again as the striker's second half goal was enough for the New York Red Bulls to see off the Chicago Fire 1-0. The Fire offense was unable to score a goal for the third time in their last five matches.

Ten-man Fire hang on to edge Whitecaps

Pavel Pardo scored his first goal of the season as the Chicago Fire defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0. The Fire have taken points from five of their last six matches.

With Grazzini Officially Away, Defending MLS Champion Galaxy knock off Fire

After Sebastian Grazzini officially announced he was indefinitely returning to Argentina due to family issues on Friday, the Fire were knocked off by the LA Galaxy 2-0 at Toyota Park on Sunday. Fire President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon dismissed claims that Grazzini's issues stemmed from a third-party contract issue.

5 Fire Players To Keep An Eye On at the Halfway Point

At the halfway point of the 2012 MLS season, do the Fire have the depth to keep their recent positive run going? Here are five undervalued players who could help out.

Pappa gives Fire first win over Sporting KC at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

The Chicago Fire defeated Sporting KC 1-0 behind a second-half goal from Marco Pappa. Has Pappa begun to show flashes of his true potential?

2012 US Open Cup Quarterfinals Matchthread

Feel free to join us as we make fun of all the other teams still competing in the 2012 US Open Cup. Hey, we gotta let the other teams have a shot occasionally, right?

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