Chicago Fire sign free agent midfielder Nick LaBrocca

Nick LaBrocca - Colorado Rapids - 2015 season

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.