The Fire continue making additions to the roster with defender Michael Harrington and goalkeeper Patrick McLain officially announced this morning. Harrington, a veteran MLS free agent with nine years under his belt, can play both full back spots. He has played for Sporting Kansas City, Portland, and Colorado over the span of those nine season.
McLain spent two seasons with Chivas USA and was the starting goalkeeper for USL side Sacramento Republic last season.
The additions brings the Fire roster of "signed" players to 17.
GK: Johnson, McLain
DF: Campbell, Doody, Gehrig, Harrington, Vincent
MF: Bryce, Accam, Conner, Fernandez, Polster, Shipp, Stephens
FW: Igboananike, Gilberto, Calistri
The Fire selected three players in last week's SuperDraft, with first round picks Brandon Vincent and Jonathan Campbell already signed to contracts. Andrew Morell brings the total player count to 18. The Fire are expected to add veteran midfielder Nick LaBrocca sometime this week, along with the European center back that Nelson Rodriguez has alluded to upping the total to 20. If they are able to add Marcin Kaminski, the center back position should be set. Midfielder Razvan Cocis is also apparently close to returning.
They also have the 57th and 62nd picks in Rounds 3 and 4 of the SuperDraft to be conducted tomorrow.