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.
The Fire announced Wednesday that it will begin U.S. Open Cup play on May 28. The Fire will play the winner of a May 21 matchup between the Seattle Sounders U-23 (PDL) and Charlotte Eagles (USL-PRO).
The Fire's appeal of the red card that Jeff Larentowicz received in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Impact in Montreal was not upheld, the league said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Fire announced Wednesday that the club will host Mexican Primera Division champions Club América in a friendly on July 10 at Toyota Park. This is the third consecutive season the Fire will play a Mexican club at Toyota Park.
The Fire has appealed the red card that midfielder Jeff Larentowicz received in the 63rd minute of the Fire's 2-0 loss to the Impact in Montreal on Saturday.
Larentowicz received the card for what was perceived to be a challenge at the edge of the Fire penalty box after Montreal placed a through ball into the area. However, video replay clearly shows that Larentowicz was trying to avoid contact--indicating the play shouldn't have warranted even a yellow card.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Fire defender Wells Thompson for the team's game in Montreal Saturday and fined him an undisclosed amount for his challenge on Columbus midfielder Agustín Viana in the 12th minute of the Fire's 1-0 win over the Crew on Sunday.
Frank Klopas rebutted reports out of Poland that a deal to bring Polish midfielder Sebastian Mila to the Fire was imminent.
The Fire announced Monday that midfielder Victor Pineda had been selected by the United States' Under-20 team for its camp in Carson, Calif. Pineda arrived in Carson on Monday in time for the team's evening training session.
In only his second week of training since returning from a strained right hamstring suffered in the week leading up to the season-opener in Los Angeles against the Galaxy, Fire center back Arne Friedrich has suffered an injury to his left hip.
Outside midfielder Patrick Nyarko thinks he'll be ready for selection for Sunday's game in Houston against the Dynamo.
Nyarko pulled his hamstring in the Fire's friendly against Minnesota FC United and sat out the team's 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park last Sunday. But after training this week, the talented Ghanaian is eyeing Sunday's game as a chance to regain his form.