With the September 15 MLS roster freeze deadline quickly approaching all clubs have less than one week to add players that can be eligible for playoff competition. Javier Leon said last week that the Fire was actively looking to add to the roster with the departure of Marco Pappa and it appears that one or two moves are in the works.
Colorado Rapids defender Luis Zapata tweeted yesterday that his teammate, midfielder Wells Thompson was on his way to Chicago. Thompson, a former New England Revolution draftee requested a trade last week due to diminished playing time with the struggling Rapids. The six year MLS veteran has apparently fallen out of favor with coach Oscar Pareja and several sources have confirmed that the player is indeed in Chicago and will join the Fire shortly. The club currently has several players better than Thompson at the holding position and Logan Pause appears to be miraculously healed from the injury that he suffered several weeks ago so it seems that Thompson will find minutes hard to come by in Chicago as well.
The Fire currently have 26 rostered players (not counting loans) and have spots and cap/budget room available for Thompon and another player. The second addition would likely occupy an international roster spot. Feel free to speculate, although I don't think it's Didier Drogba.