According to an email I've received from the Fire, the team is set to trim their roster from 28 down to 24 today. The moves, which I expect to be announced sometime this afternoon, will get the roster down to its final size.
Here are the 24 players I expect to see survive today's cuts: GK (3): Jon Busch, Sean Johnson, Andrew Dykstra
DEF (7): Wilman Conde, C.J. Brown, Krzysztof Krol, Tim Ward, Dasan Robinson, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Mike Banner
MID (9): Logan Pause, John Thorrington, Corben Bone, Julio Martinez, Baggio Husidic, Marco Pappa, Justin Mapp, Peter Lowry, Drew Yates
FWD (5): Brian McBride, Collins John, Patrick Nyarko, Calen Carr, Stefan Dimitrov
Another player we could see sneak his way on to the roster is Joao Baptista. Baptista has been unable to train with the Fire while they've been in Mexico because of issues with his work visa. The current plan is for him to join the club for the third and final phase of training in Jackson, MS beginning on March 5th. We'll see whether or not he earns himself a roster spot while in Mississippi.
I'll be back later on today when news of the roster trim breaks. Until then, think about how good Shutter Island was. And if you haven't seen it yet, go buy tickets. You won't regret it.