The Fire have signed strikers David Accam and Kennedy Igboananike this winter but still needed to add a different element to their attack with all of the main attackers (including Magee, Amarikwa, and Shipp) standing under 5'-10". Frank Yallop now has some versatility on his bench with the addition of 6'-3" Brazilian forward Guly do Prado.
The 33 year old veteran had bounced around in Italy for several years before landing in the UK with Southampton, where he has played since 2010. do Prado scored 23 goals in 118 appearances with Southampton before his departure last May. He will not occupy a Designated Player spot and the Fire still have one such opening remaining on the roster. His signing brings the total number of players under contract to 22 with six of eight international spots spoken for.
Current roster (signed players)
Defenders: Adailton, Cochrane, Doody, Gehrig, Jones, Larentowicz, Palmer
Midfielders: Cocis, Fernandez, Nyarko, Ritter, Shipp, Stephens, Watson
Forwards: Accam, Amarikwa, do Prado, Igboananike, Magee
Goalkeepers: Johnson, Kann, Reynish