Fire Alumni Abroad

Soumare helps Boulogne to undefeated start

Former Fire defender and current U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra went 90 minutes in
Saint Etienne’s 1-1 draw with Olympique Marseille Saturday in French Ligue 1
action. The result extended
Les Verts
unbeaten run to eight matches but dropped them from first to second place
behind Bocanegra’s former team Stade Rennes.

Bocanegra and Saint Etienne will look to retake top spot in
Ligue 1 when they return from the FIFA international break with a visit to 13
th
place Nice on October 16.

Former Fire midfielder
Cuauhtemoc Blanco
went the full 90 minutes in Irapuato’s 4-1 victory at La
Piedad on Sunday at Estadio Juan N. Lopez. The victory extends
La Trinca’s unbeaten run to five
matches, placing them in fourth place, just three points back of Liga Ascenso
leaders Tijuana.

Blanco and Irapuato will host Indios at Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez this
Saturday as they keep up their chase for the top spot in the Mexican second
division.

Fire defender Bakary
Soumare
helped Ligue 2 side US Boulogne to two draws in France this past
week.

Last Monday, Soumare played the full 90 minutes as Boulogne
played to a 0-0 draw against American goalkeeper Quentin Westberg and his side
Evian Thonon Gaillard at the Parc des Sports in Annecy. The Malian
international picked up a yellow card in the 41
st minute.

On Friday, Soumare again went 90 minutes in Boulogne’s 1-1
tie at home against Le Havre. Soumare’s side went up 1-0 behind Gregory Thil’s
5
th minute goal but surrendered a 59th equalizer from
Walid Mesloub.

The two deadlocks leave Boulogne undefeated in the new
campaign but sitting in ninth place at 2-0-7 with 13 points, four points back
from Ligue 2’s final promotion place.

Former Fire winger DaMarcus
Beasley
was in the 18, but did not play as Hannover 96 fell 1-0 at home to
St. Pauli. Hannover sit third in the Bundesliga at 4-2-1 on 13 points and will
pay a visit to Bayern Munich on October 16 following the FIFA international
break.

Striker Tomasz
Frankowski
was in the 18 but did not play in Jagiellonia Bialystok’s 1-0
over Gornik Zabrze Saturday. The result moves Jagiellonia to 6-1-1 and keeps
the side atop the Polish Ekstraklasa with 19 points. The side will hope to
extend its two point lead over second place Korona Kielce when they return to
action against Polonia Bytom on October 16.