HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Colorado on August 3, 2016. Option declined following 2016 season. Re-signed with Chicago on January 5, 2017 on a two-year contract with an option for a third.
PRONUNCIATION: Loo-EESE sol-EEN-yak
Solignac is a hard-working forward who has had some bright moments in MLS with Colorado and Chicago but needs to improve his finishing ability to be a consistent starter. He should be a contributor to the Fire in 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: Solignac made his professional debut for his hometown side Club Atlético Platense in 2008 where he scored four goals in 14 appearances before heading out on loan to Portuguese side Sporting Clube de Braga and Argentinian side Club Atlético Banfield. Solignac returned to Europe in 2013 when he joined Djurgårdens IF Fotboll in Sweden, scoring one goal in 14 appearances before heading to IFK Mariehamn in Finland. Solignac scored 20 goals in 41 Veikkausliiga appearances over the course of two seasons, including four multi-goal games. In 2015 Solignac returned home and scored two goals in 10 appearances for Nueva Chicago before making his move to MLS.