Fire head coach Frank Klopas and center back Jalil Anibaba have been suspended by the league for Friday's game against Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center.
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The Seattle Sounders have had success applying heavy pressure up the field in matches this season. But if the Fire back line is able to sustain the Sounders attack, Seattle's style could benefit a Fire club that excels in the counterattack.
The Fire singed Brazilian Alex Monteiro De Lima on a free transfer from Swiss side FC Wohlen after the 23-year old midfielder was given a pass to spend Phase 1 of training camp on trial with the club.
Per MLS regulations, De Lima will not be allowed to train with the team until the summer transfer window opens on June 27 and after receiving his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
Striker Chris Rolfe, reacquired by the Fire Monday, will not be available for selection Saturday when the club plays Toronto FC at BMO Field after he sustained a minor left ankle sprain at Thursday's training session.
Striker Chris Rolfe, who was reacquired by the Fire on Monday, was injured in training on Thursday. The coaching staff is awaiting an evaluation from the medical staff.
The Fire reacquired striker Chris Rolfe Monday, a much-needed addition to a front line that has struggled to score through the first four games of the season.
Defender Cory Gibbs underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Tuesday after sustaining the injury in training on Wednesday.
His recovery is expect to last four to six months, most likely causing him to miss the remainder of the 2012 season.
The Fire announced Thursday that the club has re-signed Ghanaian forward Patrick Nyarko. The Fire selected Nyarko seventh overall in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.