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MLS Transfer: Auditing Fire nation's take on Stephens

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"The kind of personality we need"

Michael Stephens (R) brings a championship pedigree to the Fire midfield.
Michael Stephens (R) brings a championship pedigree to the Fire midfield.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Just like when we looked at Fire fan's views of when Yallop brought in Kennedy Igboananike, we take a look at your take on signing Naperville's own Michael Stephens.

As for my take on this signing, he is a good pick up and will add to the talent of the squad. Is he the big-name DP that fans have been clamoring for? Of course not, but he will bring a blue-collar attitude to the team every time he takes the field. If he comes in off the bench to replace a midfielder I would expect him to be ahead of Alex and Matt Watson. Stephens reminds of a better Paladini-type player that is not afraid of doing the dirty work in midfield and can also add an assist from time to time. Yallop and Bliss I say kudos to you for bringing in a player like Stephens to help fill the roster.