HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Chicago Fire on Saturday, February 13, 2016
Shipp set the league on fire in the early part of his 2014 rookie campaign, and ended up as a finalist for the rookie of the year award. He led the Fire in assists in 2015, and was voted in at number six on the MLS 24 under 24 list. Despite these successes, Chicago felt he was surplus to requirements, and Shipp will certainly have a point to prove in 2016 as he settles in his new city.
COLLEGE: Completed outstanding college career by leading Notre Dame to the 2013 NCAA championship and being named Most Outstanding Player of the College Cup. Shipp was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year after posting 12 goals and 10 assists as a senior. He was named second team all-Great Lakes region and third team all-BIG EAST as a junior in 2012, posting six goals and six assists. Named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team as a Freshman.