The Fire have announced the signing of Orr Barouch and Mike Videira bringing the total number of “signed” players on the roster to 25. Barouch, a 6′-2″ nineteen year old forward and product of the Tigres UANL youth system scored 4 goals against the New York Red Bulls reserves last month. Videira, 25, has MLS experience with New England and can play midfield or defense.
If the Fire remains committed to keeping 28 players on the opening day roster the remaining three spots are up for grabs among six players. Davis Paul, Yoximar, Pari Pantazopoulos, Martin Rivas, Michael Muniz, and Gabriel Ferrari are the candidates assuming that no new acquisitions are made before March 19. It’s also possible that two opening day roster spots become available if Steven Kinney and Mike Banner are placed on the injured list. Calen Carr is also nursing an undisclosed injury which has kept him out of action in pre season matches.
Players placed on the short term injury list are required to miss a minimum of six MLS matches.