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Fire midfielder Victor Pineda has been selected by U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos for the 21-man roster for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the club announced Friday.

Fire captain and holding midfielder Logan Pause is questionable for Saturday's game against the Portland Timbers at Toyota Park with left groin tightness.

Fire midfielder Joel Lindpere has been selected by the Estonian National Team and left for his native country of Estonia after the Fire's 2-0 win over the D.C. United on Sunday.

Fire coach Frank Klopas classified injured captain Logan Pause as day-to-day on Friday after the midfielder hurt his hamstring and groin in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Charlotte Eagles in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.

Fire center back Arne Friedrich returned to Germany Tuesday to work with his therapist, Thomas Fennewald, to get treatment for hip tightness.

The Fire beat the Charlotte Eagles 2-0 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup at Winthrop University Wednesday. The Fire will host the Columbus Crew on June 12 in the fourth round of the tournament.

Newly acquired midfielder Mike Magee trained with the Fire for the first time Monday since the Los Angeles Galaxy traded him to Chicago in exchange for the MLS rights to Robbie Rogers.

Fire midfielder Victor Pineda has been selected by the United States Under-20 Team to participated in the 2013 Toulon Tournament from May 28-June 8 in Toulon, France. The roster consists of 22 players.

The Fire announced Monday that the date of their potential third-round match in the U.S. Open Cup against the Charlotte Eagles has been moved to May 29 at Winthrop University.

The Fire announced Thursday that goalkeeper Sean Johnson was selected by the U.S. Men's National Team for its friendly against Belgium at FirstEnergy Field in Cleveland on May 29.

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