The Fire got more bad news regarding the right back position today with the league's announcement that Wells Thompson has been suspended for 1 match after his challenge on Agustin Viana this past Saturday. Thompson received a yellow card from referee Chris Penso but the Disciplinary Committee felt further action was necessary. This leave the Fire with a likely choice of either Mike Videira or umm, Mike Videira at right back. Logan Pause or Jalil Anibaba can be moved into the position but the Fire have played well over the last three games with those two where they currently are so it doesn't make much sense to move them.
Fire Confidential Podcast
Catch the latest episode of the Fire Confidential Podcast which features part 2 of a conversation with Fire Chief Executive Office Atul Khosla. The topics in this segment include ticket sales and attendance at Toyota Park, recent front office turnover, the Village of Bridgeview, and plans for the much anticipated third kit.
Hauptman discusses player acquisitions
Fire owner Andrew Hauptman was on hand after training to answer questions from the media this morning. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it out there today but Jeff Crandall posted a wrap-up of the discussion here. Among the highlights are comments on attempts to add players before the current MLS window closes on May 6, setting expectations for high profile player signings, and rumors regarding Sebastian Mila. Hauptman dismissed the talk about an offer for Mila as "all nonsense" but did acknowledge that some "outreach" was made.