The Fire begin their quest for their fifth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title in franchise history on Wednesday evening.
WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. United have signed Brazilian striker Rafael as a designated player on loan for one year.
TORONTO (AP) Ryan Nelsen will replace Paul Mariner as coach of Toronto FC, according to the Canadian Press.
CP said the hiring will be announced at a news conference Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. United has loaned defender Andy Najar to Anderlecht for January.