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James Coston

  • joined Sep 06, 2011
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
  • posts 89
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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.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Chicago White Sox
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NCAAF Missouri Tigers
  • NCAAB Missouri Tigers
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
  • EPL Fulham FC
  • MLS Chicago Fire
User Blog

Sunday Open Thread: Euro 2012, Cascadia Cup and NY v. DC

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Bored on a Sunday afternoon? Join us at Hot Time in Old Town and discuss what's happening in MLS, Europe or anywhere in the world!

Fire get revenge on Crew; Grazzini says goodbye to Chicago?

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Payback! The Chicago Fire defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 behind goals from Marco Pappa and Dominic Oduro. But did a shirt from Sebastian Grazzini steal the spotlight?

Sean Johnson is the Next Great Goalkeeper - Core of Sports

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Sean Johnson may have gave up the goal that kept the United States Men's National Team out of the Olympics. But now Johnson is ready to look past that and become one of the best goalkeepers in the...

Fire overcome controversy, knock off Red Bulls

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The Chicago Fire were able to overcome some goal-line controversy to knock over the New York Red Bulls by a 3-1 scoreline. Chris Rolfe also scored in his Toyota Park return.

The US Open Cup Third Round: The Minor Leagues Strike Back

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The Chicago Fire were knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup last night by the Michigan Bucks of the PDL. It wasn't the only big upset of the night.

Fire send Sporting KC Spiraling to Third Straight Loss

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The Chicago Fire continued their dominance of the Eastern Conference in rallying late to defeat Sporting Kansas City 2-1. The Sporting players and coaches say they think the referee played a big...

Rapid Reaction: Chicago Fire 2-1 Sporting Kansas City

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The Chicago Fire was able to overcome an early Bobby Convey goal to knock off Sporting Kansas City 2-1. Sebastian Grazzini scored off a penalty kick before Dominic Oduro netted the game-winner.

The Curious Case of the Chicago Fire v. Sporting Kansas City Rivalry

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The Chicago Fire play host to Sporting Kansas City this Saturday night at Toyota Park. Will the rivalry between the clubs continue to grow?

Second Chicago PDL Club Already Looking Ahead to Future

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The Chicago Inferno begin their inaugural season in the USL PDL on May 19. But how will the Inferno work with the other PDL team in the area?

Rain or Shine: An All-Access Look at the St. Louis Lions (Part Two)

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The St. Louis Lions are on the verge of starting the 2012 USL Premier Development League season. On the field, the Lions believe they have the talent for a successful summer.

Rain or Shine: An All-Access Look at the St. Louis Lions (Part One)

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The St. Louis Lions are entering their seventh season as a member of the USL's Premier Development League. But is the club's owner and head coach Tony Glavin looking to take the club to newer...

Chicago Fire match goal total for season; knock off Toronto FC on road

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Toronto FC took their first lead of the season on Saturday against the Chicago Fire. But the Fire were able to come back and pick up their second win of the season.

Can anyone stop Sporting Kansas City?

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Sporting Kansas City have the best record in MLS after going undefeated in their first five games. Are they the new favorites to win the league?

Chicago Fire fall flat on road against Colorado Rapids

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The Chicago Fire went into their road match with the Colorado Rapids on a high after picking up their first win of the season last week. The Rapids, however, were able to neutralize the Fire attack...

BREAKING: Chicago Fire to Host Aston Villa at Toyota Park on July 21

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The Chicago Fire will host Aston Villa of the English Premier League this July. The international friendly comes a year after

Oduro uses his head to put Fire on top

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The Chicago Fire were able to pick up their first win on Saturday night behind a bit of offense and some great goalkeeping. The Philadelphia Union, on the other hand, are still searching for...

Dominic Oduro scores lone goal as Chicago Fire defeat Union

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The Chicago Fire had high hopes coming into their home opener against the Philadelphia Union. Striker Dominic Oduro ensured the home fans would go home happy.

Hat Trick and Question of the Day: A St. Louis legend passes away, Fabio Capello leaves England and stirring a border rivalry

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Earlier this week, I realized I hadn't done a Hat Trick and Question of the Day since before the MLS SuperDraft. Yikes. There have been very good reasons for this though: Between covering the draft...

Cory Gibbs Ready to Anchor Back Line in 2012

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Cory Gibbs Ready to Anchor Back Line in 2012

Mike Banner returns to his roots

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Mike Banner returns to his roots

How the Fire's New Sponsor Deal Compares to Other MLS Clubs

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The Quaker sponsorship deal has been announced but how does it compare to the other deals in MLS?

"All we want is a team to call our own"

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St. Louis and soccer. "All we want is a team to call our own"

With Austin Berry, Lucky Mkosana, and Hunter Jumper, Chicago Fire add depth and fill needs at 2012 MLS Draft

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With Austin Berry, Lucky Mkosana, and Hunter Jumper, Chicago Fire add depth and fill needs at 2012 MLS Draft

Fire In His Blood: An Interview with Chicago Fire Head Coach Frank Klopas

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Fire In His Blood: An Interview with Chicago Fire Head Coach Frank Klopas

Hat Trick and Question of the Day: 7 Days Until SuperDraft Edition

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Little Fulham, little MLS SuperDraft, little MLS loan discussion

Gateway to Nowhere (plus the latest Chaves news)

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St. Louis' sorry history with MLS and Diego Chaves is waiting on a phone call from the Chicago Fire

A London club in free-fall, trains without operators and the elusive 20th MLS team: It's the Hat Trick and Question of the Day!

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London club in free-fall, trains without operators, elusive 20th MLS team: Hat Trick and Question of the Day

Chicago Fire Sticking With Klopas

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Chicago Fire Sticking With Klopas

Mexican league-leaders Chivas de Guadalajara prepare for Wednesday night Friendly

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Chicago Fire take on Chivas de Guadalajara this Wednesday. Here's everything you'll need to know about this high-profile international friendly.

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