HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Alaves on Feb. 6, 2018. Transferred permanently from Alaves on July 11, 2018. Under contract through the 2019 season, with a club option for 2020.
Katai has the ability to turn a game on a single play whether it be off the dribble, with a pass or cross or even on set pieces and he should again be a quality attacking piece for the Fire in 2019 after 12 goals and five assists in his first season in Chicago.
INTERNATIONAL: Katai made his senior international debut on Nov. 13, 2015 in a friendly against the Czech Republic. Katai has since earned six total caps for Serbia, and appeared in four matches during the most recent 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign.
OUTSIDE MLS: Katai has appeared in 23 matches for Deportivo Alavés since joining their club on Aug. 30, 2016. He has three goals and four assists for the La Liga side. Prior to that, Katai was the leading scorer in the Serbian SuperLiga with 21 goals during the 2015-16 season. The 27-year-old initially joined Red Star Belgrade on loan for the 2014-15 campaign, then secured a permanent transfer in June 2015. He amassed 31 goals and 15 assists in 68 games across all competitions for Red Star. Katai made his Serbian SuperLiga debut for FK Vojvodina in March 2010. He scored six goal in 29 league appearances before departing for Greece in June 2011, joining Superleague side Olympiacos F.C. Katai appeared in two matches on loan for OFI Crete before re-joining Vojvodina on loan in 2011. In his second stint in Serbia, Katai scored six goals in 31 matches from 2011-13. Katai returned to Greece for the 2013-14 season on loan with Platanias F.C. where he scored eight goals in 24 appearances.