The Fire now have 21 players under contract with the addition of 31 year old Brazilian centerback Adailton. The veteran defender spent last season with Esporte Clube Bahia in Brazil where he recently terminated his contract. He had been with Swiss Super League side Sion FC for the previous five seasons which included two loan stints in China. Sion is the same club that featured New England Revolution defender Jose Goncalves.
Adailton does have something the Fire are currently lacking. Size. At 6'-3" he should compete for a starting spot on the back line next to Jeff Larentowicz. He does have some quality on his resume although he's probably not the last centerback the team will look to sign. He has played for Rennes in France and Santos in Brazil among other stops since 2002.
He will be the fifth international on the roster joining Joevin Jones, Razvan Cocis, Kennedy Igboananike, and David Accam. The Fire still have three international spots and one DP slot avavailable per the previous roster rules which are sure to change with the upcoming new CBA.