"The visa process for foreign players to come to the United States can sometimes be a pesky one. Some go through with ease, others take a bit longer. Rafael Robayo’s case is the latter. Announced as a new Fire player on January 9, Robayo was delayed in joining his teammates for the start of preseason camp 11 days later in Ave Maria, Fla. The Colombian midfielder missed out on all of the first phase of the team’s 16-day stint in southwest Florida and New Orleans but finally completed the visa process earlier this week, joining the team in Ventura, Calif. Wednesday night."