Sean Johnson is still a Fire player for now. This afternoon, the Fire announced that they have exercised contract options on nine players including the veteran goalkeeeper. The others include Arturo Alvarez, Jonathan Campbell, Matt Lampson, Matt Polster, Brandon Vincent, and Homegrown Players Joey Calistri, Drew Conner, and Patrick Doody.
Nine players had their options declined. Sometimes captain Razvan Cocis, locals Eric Gehrig and Michael Stephens, Nick LaBrocca, Patrick McLain, Alex Morrell, Rodrigo Ramos, Luis Solignac, and Khaly Thiam all appear to be moving on although the Fire may be interested in renegotiating deals for the last three players.
The moves leave the current roster at 17 players under contract:
GK: Johnson, Lampson
DEF: Campbell, Kappelhof, Harrington, Vincent, Meira, Doody
MID: Alvarez, Accam, Goossens, Polster, Fernandez, Calistri, Conner
FWD: de Leeuw, Arshakyan
They’ll need to protect eleven of those in the upcoming Expansion Draft, minus the Homegrowns.