Full List of Trialists and More

Here's the complete list of trialists at training today:

Yoximar Granados Mosquera

Mike Videira


Nate Weiss

Alec Duffy

Barry Rice

Pedro Chicarelli

Ashley McInnes

Pari Pantazopoulos

Martin Rivas

Hunter Jarrett

Michael Muniz

Eric Ustruck

Matt Glaeser

Fabian Burbano Castillo

Amadou Sanyang

Graham Dugoni


Mike Banner and Stephen Kinney did not participate in practice due to injury recovery and Deris Umanzor was not in attendance as the club "explores other options" for his services in El Salvador. 

Frank Klopas did confirm the forthcoming addition of two strikers who are waiting for International Transfer Certificate paperwork to clear.  More on that later.....


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  • Mostly MLS castoffs. Lets hope the two forwards to be named are studs.

  • In reply to Celt:

    He would look good in a Fire uniform but DC United beat them to the punch.


  • In reply to Celt:

    Are MLS teams still allowed to make transfers with other international teams past January? and if so, how does that work?

  • In reply to fire1020:

    The current MLS transfer window closes on April 15. MLS teams can add players to the roster up until then. On July 15 - the MLS window opens again to coincide with the Euro summer window.

    The Euro winter window closed January 31....so any Euro transfers aren't eligible to play in MLS until July 15 unless they are out of contract now.

  • In reply to Celt:

    Klopas and Jeffries talk about the process of scouting and signing players....


  • "...two strikers who are waiting for International Transfer Certificate paperwork to clear."
    Sorry Frank, but, as the old saying goes, "That dog won't hunt!" Tell it like it is---you're waiting to make a media splash and the big storm has stolen your thunder, pun intended! If you hadn't played around with this waiting for the "right" PR moment, we would already know. Trying to be too tricky doesn't work on or off the field -- remember, Frank, short direct passes!!!!!!

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    I doubt that supposedly "major" announcement that the All Star Game will be played in New York this year played in any part in the delay.

    The 2 players won't be big names.....at least not as big as DC United and Charlie Davies.
    See previous post's comments......

  • In reply to cesba:

    Sorry GR I was referring to the snow storm!!

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    What snow storm?

  • In reply to cesba:

    LOL from St Louis -- keep looking you'll see

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    Lets hope that the 2 forthcoming signings are worth all the miles put in on the brain trust scouting trips. Underwhelmed by all that effort so far...

  • Why do we have to find Deris a new home?
    It's like sending for your girlfriend when you move somewhere far away and then you realize there are better girls around where you live and don't want the old girl to come after all! :-)

  • Frank -- Here's how other teams handle announcements!!---"CARSON, Calif.

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    Point well made.

  • Indeed. Makes you wonder if they are still scrambling and dare not make an announcement.

  • In reply to Celt:

    The 2 players are signed...they are being overly cautious for some reason.

  • Umanzor loaned to Aguila in El Salvador.....


  • In reply to cesba:

    Gracias a Dios.

  • In reply to cesba:

    GR -- about that storm -- TWC Meteorologist Mike Bettes says, "This may be the biggest snowstorm the city has ever seen." Forecasts call for more than 24 inches of snow, with snow totals possibly surpassing those of the 1967 and 1979 blizzards.

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    It's called winter. No big deal.

  • In reply to Fuegofan:

    Luckily, I've been stockpiling batteries, flashlights, canned goods, water, gasoline, generators, armored tanks, beer, and Fire DVD's from when they were actually good. I should have no problem surviving this cataclysm.

  • In reply to Fuegofan:

    Above should read "each succeeding year gets worse"

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    The only things the Fire needs are new ownership, new president, new technical director, new coach, and several new top flight players. Last year I called the F.O. and DLC a bunch of amateurs and morons.
    Everything that transpired since that time seemingly confirms that statement.
    I could understand some delays if the two signed players were well known, but if they are lesser lights
    than Davies, what's the big fuss about in the first place.
    Since Hauptman has bought the club, each succeeding gets worse.

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