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Time is now for troubled, talented Fire

With expiring contracts and the MLS salary cap, the Fire must move

Originally Published: August 28, 2009
By Ives Galarcep | ESPNsoccernet

In Major League Soccer, where the salary cap is king, the concept of the rich getting richer doesn't necessarily apply in the long term. The better the team you build, the more likely it will need to be taken apart after a few years as contracts expire and players go looking for higher salaries.

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Denis Hamlett's contract (among others) is up after this season, but he isn't so sure there will be a mass offseason exodus in Chicago.

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