Been meaning to say something about the offseason moves from the Fire, but time catches up and now they've already played what looks like their opening day starting lineup, a full three weeks before opening day.
The only real "news" in the lineup from Saturday's match against San Jose is Logan Pause at right back, which isn't really that surprising given the trade for Jeff Larentowicz. And with Dilly Duka and Patrick Nyarko, the Fire have two real wingers for the first time in a long time. Joel Lindpere and Larentowicz in the middle will likely have a lot more range from box to box than Pause and Pavel Pardo last year.
So now the hope for Fire fans is that nobody gets injured, because that much time for your starters to get acclimated before the beginning of the season is fantastic news for Frank Klopas' team. The only thing that could make this better is if they dump Dan Kelly for play-by-play.
Let's see if I remember how to do this.
Before I forget.