The first two official moves of the Frank Yallop era are in the books. The Fire have announced that they are declining the option on midfielder Egidio Arevalo Rios and that goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi has been waived. Rios appeared in 9 games for the club and his release comes as no surprise considering that he likely would have missed a big chunk of the 2014 MLS season while playing in the World Cup for Uruguay. His 2014 DP salary also would have been a significant amount for a holding midfielder in MLS (higher than the $768k shown by MLSPU in 2013) and that probably made the decision easier for Yallop. His short stint was probably about as close as you're going to get to a half season "rental player" in MLS.
Tornaghi's departure comes as something of a small surprise considering he received his green card this past summer and no longer counts against the eight international spots allotted to each team. His play in relief of Sean Johnson this year was spotty however and probably facilitated the move. The Fire have a 2014 option on Johnson and he still appears to be a prime candidate for the "retention funds" rule if the Fire plan to sign him past 2014.
The club now only has one "DP" remaining on the active roster in Juan Luis Anangono.
Note: Stay tuned - word is the complete 2014 MLS schedule could be out some time today