Nyarko did not sugarcoat the Fire's offensive situation at this early stage of the preseason

Goals In Mind

The Chicago Fire's Patrick Nyarko adapted well to his outside midfield role during the 2010 season, so much so that he arguably was the team's most valuable player. Nyarko, who was a striker during the 2009 campaign, moved to the flanks and produced a team-high 10 assists last year. But with the switch, Nyarko's production around the net included only one goal. That is something the 25-year-old Ghana native wants to change for 2011, even though his playmaking ability should continue to be his bread and butter.

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Nyarko discusses his new role as a veteran leader for this young Fire squad.