The Fires three-game winning streak is history, but the scoreless draw garnered against the Houston Dynamo in a Tuesday night road match wasnt all bad.
The Fire thought it had cleared up Sebastian Grazzinis playing status last week, but maybe not.
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
The Fire have lost three straight matches across all competitions, and the absence of midfielder Marco Pappa likely was a factor in that disappointing turn of events.
All season long the Fire has downplayed the possibility of attacking midfielder Sebastian Grazzini leaving the club after his contract expires in July.