Hollis Donaldson

Getting to know ... Hollis Donaldson

an 8,000-student Christian university in Lynchburg, Va. -- to be drafted by an MLS team when the Fire took him in February's Supplemental Draft. The school's most famous athletic alum could be former Major League Baseball player Sid Bream, but the school's founder -- Jerry Falwell -- is the school's most notable link.

Now that it is finished, Hollis's impression of the Fire's preseason: "It was a learning experience. Very hard mentally, but rewarding."