Nick LaBrocca - Colorado Rapids - 2015 season
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Chicago Fire sign free agent midfielder Nick LaBrocca

The Chicago Fire added to their retooled roster with the addition of veteran midfielder Nick LaBrocca, the club announced on Wednesday.

LaBrocca was a free agent coming off a three-season stint with the Colorado Rapids, and was signed on a one-year contract with a club option for the second year.

"Nick's experience, versatility and comfort on the ball make us a better team," said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez in a team statement. "He also has a terrific work rate and will be an important role model within the locker room." 

The 31-year-old, who has played for the Rapids in two separate stints (2007-10, 2013-15), has also featured for Toronto FC (2010) and Chivas USA (2011-12), where he was an MLS All-Star in 2011. He has scored 18 goals and 18 assists in 220 MLS regular season games.