Andre Reynolds II - Chicago Fire - signing graphic


The Chicago Fire announced on Friday they have signed defender Andre Reynolds II to a Homegrown Player contract. The deals lasts through the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023.

The 17-year-old, a Chicago native, is the 12th Homegrown signing in Fire history.

"We were monitoring Andre very closely as he played with our youth squads," said Chicago head coach Veljko Paunovic in a statement. "He is a very talented player. He also brings depth, competition and quality to our roster. We are very excited to work with him and help him reach his potential."

A member of the Fire's academy since 2015, Reynolds made 89 appearances, scoring nine goals as a defender. He's been called up to the US U-18 and U-19 national teams, including the recent training camp for youth players.

"I'm extremely excited and blessed to be able to play for the Chicago Fire," said Reynolds. "Having been a fan for years and coming up through the Fire's youth system, it has always been a dream of mine to represent the crest on a professional level. I am ready to continue giving everything I have for this Club and look forward to playing alongside a great group of guys."

Chicago will open the 2019 MLS regular season on March 2 at the LA Galaxy.