– Due to international absences the Fire will be without goalkeeper Sean Johnson (U.S. U-23, 28/0), midfielders Marco Pappa (Guatemala, 29/8) and Victor Pineda (U.S. U-20) and (30/1)forwards Orr Barouch (Israel U-21, 28/2), Dominic Oduro (33/12) and Patrick Nyarko (Ghana).
– The Crew will be without midfielder Dilly Duka (23/2) who joins Johnson in U.S. U-23 camp for Wednesday night’s friendly vs. Mexico.
Colubus left players like Mendoza (30/13), Ekpo (mf 32/1), Rentreria (att 19/8).
IN: D Carlos Mendes (12/5: Re-Entry Stage 1/New York); G Matt Lampson (12/15: Home Grown); M Milovan Mirosevic (1/4: free/Universidad Católica); F Olman Vargas (1/6: free/Club Herediano); F Ben Speas (1/11: Home Grown); F Ethan Finlay (1/12: SuperDraft); D Aubrey Perry (1/12: SuperDraft); M Kevan George (1/12: SuperDraft): M Kirk Urso (1/17: supplemental draft); D Jamie Finch (1/17: supplemental draft); F Darren Amoo (1/17: supplemental draft); F Andrew Bulls (1/17: supplemental draft)
OUT: D Josh Gardner (11/23: expansion draft); M Santiago Prim (11/23: waived); D Dejan Rusmir (11/23: waived); F Andrés Mendoza (12/6: option declined); M Kevin Burns (12/12: option declined); F Jeff Cunningham (12/12: option declined); M Robbie Rogers (1/11: free/Leeds United); M Emmanuel Ekpo (2/23: free/Molde)