This was one of those rare losses that could put a smile on the face of Fire coach Frank Klopas.
The Fire concluded preseason training at the Carolina Challenge Cup in both 2011 and 2012. Neither time was the club able to win the four-team round robin competition at Blackbaud Stadium in Char
The Fire has been relatively quiet this offseason, but that changed in a hurry on Friday when the club acquired Estonian midfielder Joel Lindpere from the New York Red Bulls for an international ro
Its not unusual for the Fire, or any Major League Soccer club, to decline options on players in preparation for the next season.
Things are different now.