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Chris Rolfe
Fire trade Rolfe to D.C. United
Fire trade Rolfe to D.C. United

Fan favorite Chris Rolfe is bound for D.C. United in exchange for allocation money, the Fire announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Fire coach Frank Yallop said front-line depth and the prospect of more financial flexibility under the league’s salary cap were among the reasons for the move. “The allocation money that we received in this trade will give us more flexibility and freedom,” Yallop said. “It’s always difficult to part ways with someone who has been part of the club for multiple years, but with our existing depth we felt this was the right move to make.” Efforts to reach Rolfe for comment were unsuccessful and a Fire...