The Fire's infusion of new, young talent in the form of additional homegrown players, trialists, and draft picks meant that some names already on the roster weren't going to make it to first kick on March 9. The first two "signed" player casualties are forward Kellen Gulley and midfielder Brendan King. As the Fire's second Homegrown Player signing, Gulley never quite impressed enough to earn regular minutes (even during a loan spell in Atlanta) but was brought back this winter in order to give him a chance to fight for a spot on the 2014 roster. The acquisition of Giuseppe Gentile and the return of Orr Barouch made spots on the final roster even harder to come by at forward.
King was signed last season after a brief stint overseas but never worked his way into much first team consideration either.