Chicago Fire loan midfielder Alvaro Fernandez to Uruguayan outfit Nacional

Alvaro Fernandez with Chicago Fire

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The Chicago Fire announced Tuesday that the club has loaned midfielder Álvaro “Flaco” Fernández to Uruguayan side Club Nacional de Football. The 27-year-old Uruguayan World Cup veteran will join Nacional on loan through the remainder of the 2013 season. Per club and MLS policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Fernández joined the Fire on July 27, 2012 from the Seattle Sounders FC. A member of the Uruguayan side that placed fourth in the 2010 World Cup, he scored two goals and added one assist for the Men in Red in 13 regular-season appearances during his time in Chicago.

The Fire loaned Fernández to Al Rayyan on Jan. 25, 2013, on a six-month loan. Fernandez made 11 appearances across all competitions for the Qatari side.