Fire Defender Brandon Prideaux announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2009 MLS Season.
The 32-year-old outside back has played an important role for the Fire this year, seeing playing time in seven games and earning five starts.
The loss of Prideaux (along with Cuauhtemoc Blanco's exit from MLS after the season) deals a blow to the Fire's depth for next year. Hopefully Technical Director Frank Klopas will find an able replacement for Prideaux, either through the draft, free agency, or a trade.
Prideaux has said that he is still committed to the Fire for the remainder of the season and I'm sure he will want to end his 12-year professional career on a high note (maybe some extra desire for his 3rd MLS Cup?).