With the September 15th roster freeze deadline rapidly approaching, many of us had been wondering what the Fire was planning to do with the roster spot left vacant by the departure of Bakary Soumare. Would the Fire fill it? Would they stand pat? Well, we got our question answered late last night, when the Fire announced that they had signed 21-year-old defender David Myrie.
"David is a young player with a lot of potential," said Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas. "We are pleased to
add him to our roster as the team continues to work toward bringing the
MLS Cup to Chicago this season."
Myrie, formerly of the Costa Rican side Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, will be eligible to take the field for the Fire once his International Transfer Certificate goes through. The 6'1" Myrie will be counted as an international on the Fire's senior roster and should help fill the gap in defense created by Soumare's departure and the injuries to Gonzalo Segares, Tim Ward and Daniel Woolard.
I'll try and get more on the signing at practice today, but I'm sure a lot of you are feeling relieved that the Fire went out and filled the empty roster spot -- though it certainly did take them long enough...