He might be best remembered as the guy the who missed the deciding penalty kick to give Sporting Kansas City the MLS Cup last Saturday but the Fire acquired a solid role player in Lovel Palmer today. The well traveled Jamaican defender can play right back and holding midfield and should pose some competition for Jalil Anibaba.
Palmer is dangerous from distance and has played for Houston, Portland, and Real Salt Lake since coming to MLS in 2010. Frank Yallop exchanged some MLS funny money (allocation dollars) with Real Salt Lake for his services. MLSPU lists his guaranteed 2013 compensation at $71,500.00 so he comes at roughly $20K less than Daniel Paladini would have cost against the budget.