PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Timbers made a flurry of moves this week as the team prepares for next season under new head coach Caleb Porter.
Its not unusual for the Fire, or any Major League Soccer club, to decline options on players in preparation for the next season.
The good news is the Fire is awaiting its first playoff match since 2009. The bad news is the Fire goes into Wednesday nights meeting with the Houston Dynamo with absolutely no momentum.
Home field advantage is one thing, and the Fire has enjoyed its best season ever playing at Toyota Park. The Fire is 11-3-2 there going into Saturdays last regular season match against D.C.
The Fire has made three significant announcements since its 1-0 loss to Englands Aston Villa in Saturday nights international friendly at Toyota Park.