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2009-10 Offseason

Q + A: Chris Rolfe

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Former Fire midfielder/forward Chris Rolfe was kind enough to take some time to answer some of your questions. Here are his responses:

How does Aalborg compare to playing with the Fire so far? Good luck in Europe, Chris!
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First of all, it's somewhat nice to go through pre-season at our home training grounds and to be in our homes at night.

Ask Chris Rolfe

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Former Fire forward/midfielder Chris Rolfe has kindly agreed to take some time out of his schedule to answer some questions from you guys.

I'm guessing Chris will have a good deal to say about his new situation at Danish club Aalborg BK (where the season will resume in the beginning of March), life in Europe, the manner in which his Fire career ended, and much more, so ask away.

Q + A: Bakary Soumare

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Former Fire defender Bakary Soumare was kind enough to take some time to answer some of your questions. Here are his responses:

First, we miss you and it's no surprise that you are starting now. What do you miss most about Chicago and your teammates? What are the most fun and most challenging parts of being with your new squad?

Ask Bakary Soumare

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Always stylish former Fire defender Bakary Soumare has graciously agreed to answer some questions from you guys.

I'm guessing the 24-year-old Soumare, who transferred from the Fire to French Ligue 1 side Boulogne back in August, will have a good deal to say about his time at Boulogne (where he has become entrenched in the starting lineup), the dismissal of Denis Hamlett (who he infamously fought with at halftime of his final game with the Fire), and much more, so ask away.

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Your Questions Answered (Part 2 of 4)

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Good morning and welcome to the latest installment of Your Questions Answered. Although the questions answered in this segment were from a month ago, most of the issues covered in them are still the issues being discussed today.

Such as? You have Landon Donovan's time at Bayern, David Beckham's MLS play, Jonathan Spector's prospects as the national team left back and how will Bobby Convey do in MLS.

Your Questions Answered (Part 2 of 4)

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Your Questions Answered (Part 1 of 4)

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Snowstorm Edition of Your Questions Answered. If you're fresh from shoveling some snow, or stuck at work wondering how the drive home will be, you probably need something to help pass the time.

With that in mind, here is the first installment of the answers from the most recent SBI Q&A.

Your Questions Answered (Part 1 of 4)

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Snowstorm Edition of Your Questions Answered. If you're fresh from shoveling some snow, or stuck at work wondering how the drive home will be, you probably need something to help pass the time.

With that in mind, here is the first installment of the answers from the most recent SBI Q&A.

Your Questions Answered (Part 5 of 5)

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Good afternoon folks. If you are looking at the above photo wondering why in the world John O'Brien is there, I can explain.

Your Questions Answered (Part 5 of 5)

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Good afternoon folks. If you are looking at the above photo wondering why in the world John O'Brien is there, I can explain.

It's Q&A Time

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Hello all. It is that time again. Time for you to fire your soccer-related questions my way and time for me to take two months to answer them.

Okay, so I'm kidding about that last part. A little. There will be a slight change to the Q&A, a change I am hoping will lead to a much quicker turnaround time on answering your questions.

Your Questions Answered (Part 4 of 5)

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Good afternoon all and welcome to the latest installment of Your Questions Answered.

Your Questions Answered (Part 3 of 5)

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If you were starting to wonder when the rest of the most recent Q&A session would be done (and by most recent I mean New Year's Day), I can't say that I blame you.

Your Questions Answered (Part 2 of 5)

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Good afternoon folks. Apologies for the lack of posts today. I'm using the relatively slow news day to take care of some SBI business.

Your Questions Answered (Part 2 of 5)

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Good afternoon folks. Apologies for the lack of posts today. I'm using the relatively slow news day to take care of some SBI business.

Your Questions Answered: Part 1 of 5

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Yes, I know, one of my New Year's resolutions was to starting doing these Q&A sessions more quickly.

(The rest of) Your Post-MLS Draft Questions Answered

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Good afternoon folks. For those of you who have taken a break from all the inauguration coverage (or a break from work), here are the answers to (most of) the rest of your post-draft questions.

Some of your Post-Draft Questions Answered

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The 2009 MLS Draft has come and gone and while it didn't boast the myriad of trades we thought there would be, there was still plenty of action.

For those of you who haven't seen it, here is my piece on ESPN.com on some of the deals that almost took place. Also, here is my ESPN.com piece with the MLS Draft grades for all 15 teams.

(Some of) Your MLS Draft Questions Answered

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Good evening folks. We're less than half a day away from the 2009 MLS Draft and you all have plenty of questions heading into the event. Here are some of those questions answered:

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MZ- Who pays for players to attend and stay at the combine and attend and stay at the mls draft?

(Some of) Your MLS Draft Questions Answered

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Good evening folks. We're less than half a day away from the 2009 MLS Draft and you all have plenty of questions heading into the event. Here are some of those questions answered:

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MZ- Who pays for players to attend and stay at the combine and attend and stay at the mls draft?

It's Q&A Time (New Year's Eve Edition)

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Hello all. It is the last day of 2008 and it feels like the perfect opportunity to have the final Q&A of the year, especially since one of my New Year's resolutions is to not take so long to complete the Q&As.

It has been six weeks since our last Q&A, meaning there are plenty of fresh topics to discuss.

It's Q&A Time (New Year's Eve Edition)

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Hello all. It is the last day of 2008 and it feels like the perfect opportunity to have the final Q&A of the year, especially since one of my New Year's resolutions is to not take so long to complete the Q&As.

It has been six weeks since our last Q&A, meaning there are plenty of fresh topics to discuss.

Your Questions Answered (Part 5 of 5)

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Good afternoon all and welcome to the latest installment of Your Questions Answered. This is the fifth and final chapter of the most recent Q&A session (and yes, by recent I mean six weeks ago). It took a while (a long while) but it's finally done.

There are a lot of expansion questions in this batch, as well as questions about promotion/relegation (yes, unfortunately) as well as an Eddie Johnson question (and yes, that's him against Manchester United last year.

Your Questions Answered (Part 5 of 5)

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Good afternoon all and welcome to the latest installment of Your Questions Answered. This is the fifth and final chapter of the most recent Q&A session (and yes, by recent I mean six weeks ago). It took a while (a long while) but it's finally done.

There are a lot of expansion questions in this batch, as well as questions about promotion/relegation (yes, unfortunately) as well as an Eddie Johnson question (and yes, that's him against Manchester United last year.

Your Questions Answered (Part 4 of 5)

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Good afternoon folks. As you can tell, it's been a bit of a slow news period. That doesn't mean we won't be able to provide you with some good reading material and updates on both MLS and European soccer as they become available.

Your Questions Answered (Part 4 of 5)

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Good afternoon folks. As you can tell, it's been a bit of a slow news period. That doesn't mean we won't be able to provide you with some good reading material and updates on both MLS and European soccer as they become available.

Your Questions Answered (Part 2 of 5)

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Hello all. It's time for the latest installment of Your Questions Answered. There are still a bunch of questions to be answered from the November Q&A, but I'm hoping to knock them out all this week.

Your Questions Answered (Part 2 of 5)

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Hello all. It's time for the latest installment of Your Questions Answered. There are still a bunch of questions to be answered from the November Q&A, but I'm hoping to knock them out all this week.

Your Questions Answered (Part 1 of 5)

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Hello all and welcome to the newest installment of Your Questions Answered, where I provide answers to your soccer-related questions.

We had another record-setting number of questions, but I think I will be able to respond to them all more quickly than the past few Q&A sessions so stay tuned for all the installments.

Santino Quaranta

Q&A: Santino Quaranta

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The team is back in D.C. for about a week between pre-season trips. Most recently, the guys were in Puerto Rico and on Thursday the team heads to Charleston, SC to participate in the Carolina Challenge Cup - along with Toronto FC, Real Salt lake and the USL-1 Charleston Battery. We caught up Santino Quaranta to get his thoughts on pre-season so far and how the team is coming along.

Q&A: Santino Quaranta

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Yesterday, we officially announced that Mr. Santino Quaranta had signed a new contract with the Black-and-Red. The 24-year old returned to United, after dealing with a much-publicized drug addiction, and put together the most impressive season of his eight-year career. I caught up with Tino earlier today to ask him about the new contract and his expecations for 2009 (and also found out more about the upcoming addition to the Quaranta family!

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SPORT: Blues fans to quiz Ron Martin

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Southend United fans will get their chance to quiz under-fire chairman Ron Martin at a meeting on Monday evening (22nd March).

Mr Martin will be holding the supporters forum at the Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend between 7pm and 8pm.

Due to the expected demand attendance will be strictly by ticket only; which are available from the Blues Box Office now.

Q&A: Ivan Guerrero

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D.C. United midfielder/defender Ivan Guerrero has had a busy off-season. He has been training with the Honduras National Team since the beginning of the year in preparation for the UNCAF Cup, a tournament for Central American National Teams that will take place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from January 22 to February 1.

Q&A: Tom Soehn & Dave Kasper

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Things are wrapping up here in St. Louis, but before I depart for the airport I wanted to pass along a few interview excerpts from Head Coach Tom Soehn and GM Dave Kasper on the draft. We'll have plenty more tomorrow, including some video from today's event. General Manager Dave KasperBTB: What was your overall impression of how the draft went?

Q&A: Rodney Wallace & Chris Pontius

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Here's the promised Q&A with both of United's first round draft picks. Rodney had to split for the airport after all of his interviews to catch a flight back to Maryland, while Chris is still taking in the draft sporting his United scarf and hat. D.C. United sixth overall pick Rodney Wallace BTB: What was it like hearing your named called?

Q&A: Marc Burch

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What a week for Q&As here at Behind The Badge! Yesterday, we briefly caught up with Marc Burch to ask him about his new contract, the off-season and his memories from being drafted back in 2006.

BTB: How is your off-season going? "It's going well. I had minor knee surgery so I've been doing rehab.

Q&A: Dave Kasper

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With the MLS SuperDraft just a week away, we sat down with General Manager Dave Kasper and asked about the technical staff's preparation and perspective. With the sixth and seventh picks overall (and three more in later rounds), the club has the opportunity to pick up some solid prospects. The last time D.