The Fire begin their quest for their fifth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title in franchise history on Wednesday evening.
The Fire was one of nine Major League Soccer clubs opting to make no selections in Fridays Stage 2 of the circuits re-entry draft.
The Fires opponent in a Sunday road match has had a rocky season, and the focal point of it was a Chicago legend.
The Fire has made three significant announcements since its 1-0 loss to Englands Aston Villa in Saturday nights international friendly at Toyota Park.
The Fire hasnt made a formal announcement yet, but all indications are that veteran German defender Arne Friedrich will be back in the starting 11 for Saturdays home match against the Columbus Crew