The Fire have signed 23 year old Brazilian midfielder Alex Monteiro De Lima. The attacking midfielder, who goes simply by the name "Alex" appeared for the Fire in two preseason matches and impressed those who were in Florida and able to witness the matches against DC United and Real CD Espana.
"Alex is a special player that we're proud to add to our roster," said Frank Klopas. "After having the opportunity to see him play for Wohlen last year, Alex joined us for part of preseason where he showed the ability to contribute to our club."
Alex comes to the club on a free transfer from Swiss second division side FC Wohlen and will be added to the roster once the summer transfer window opens on June 27. Alex will occupy the eighth international spot on the roster. The Fire are currently at the maximum number for internationals per MLS roster rules with this signing.