The Fire made the first player acquisitions of the offseason by signing homegrown players Joey Calistri and Drew Conner to professional contracts.
MLS showed major signs of growth in 2015.
The Fire came close to staging a late rally in the second half, but were unable to complete the comeback in a narrow, 2-1 defeat to the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park on Sunday.
When Adaílton made the switch from Brazilian Série A's Esporte Clube Bahia to the Fire last December, a dream came true.
When the New York Red Bulls (17-10-6, 57 points) walk into Toyota Park, and step onto the field to face the Fire (8-19-6, 30 points) for the third and final time this season, the thought of playin