Greg Lalas reports that the Fire have traded midfielder Justin Mapp to Philadelphia for allocation money.
The amount of allocation money has not been made public but the move allows the Fire to free up $245,000.00 in cap space (or roughly $122,500.00 in terms of MLS cap dollars for half of 2010).
Mapp never quite lived up to his potential with the Fire and seemed to fall in and out of good graces with coaches over the course of his time in Chicago due to his lack of consistency.
Will this move lead to further acquisitions before the August 14 transfer window closes? It's apparent that the Fire are pursuing additional reinforcements but the identity of the players have been just rumors at this point.