Arevalo Rios


The Fire is back in playoff position in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. That’s a big positive, though the club’s playoff status might last barely 24 hours.


Losing key players to national team duty can be disruptive for any team, and the Fire and Seattle Sounders will both be down two men when they collide Saturday night.


Needless to say, Saturday’s 2-0 road loss to the New England Revolution was a costly one for the Fire.


Mike Magee and Bakary Soumare have worked out just fine. Now let’s see what Juan Luis Anangano and Arevalo Rios can for the Fire’s behalf.