The Spirit signed two rookies, goalie Jim McCombs and midfielder Pete Schneiders, raising its roster of players under contract to 16. The club is expected to open the season Oct. 21 against the Harrisburg Heat with those 16.
McCombs started three years at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and registered a school-record 27 shutouts. Schneiders was a two-time first-team NCAA Division III All-America at Stockton, scoring 32 goals and 29 assists in two seasons.
The Spirit will play the Heat in an exhibition at 11 a.m. today at Du Burns Arena and travel to Harrisburg for a rematch at 7 p.m. Friday.