2022 (CHICAGO FIRE): Entered the match and recorded 3 minutes in the 3-2 win over Charlotte FC on August 6 at Bank of America Stadium...Played 61 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Atlanta United on July 30 at Soldier Field...Started and recorded 94 minutes of action in the 3-1 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 23 at BC Place...Scored his first MLS brace and was named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 20 following his performance over 68 minutes in the 2-0 win against Toronto FC on July 13 at Soldier Field...Started and played 76 minutes, registering an assist on Chris Mueller’s goal, in the 3-2 loss to the Columbus Crew on July 9 at Soldier Field...Entered the match in the 77th minute and registered an assist on Brian Gutiérrez’s goal in the 2-1 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 3 at PayPal Park...Entered in the 67th minute of the 2-0 loss against the Houston Dynamo on June 25 at PNC Stadium...Entered the match in the 83rd minute of the 3-2 loss against Toronto FC on May 28 at BMO Field...Started and played 55 minutes in the 1-0 loss against New York City FC on May 22 at Citi Field...Started, played 71 minutes and assisted Wyatt Omsberg’s goal in the 3-3 tie against New York Red Bulls on May 18 at Red Bull Arena...Scored his first MLS goal after entering the match in the 60th minute of the 2-1 loss against FC Cincinnati on May 14 at Soldier Field...Started and played 80 minutes before being sent off after being shown a second yellow card in the 2-1 loss to New York Red Bulls on April 30 at Soldier Field...Entered in the 82nd minute of the 3-0 loss against Minnesota United on April 23 at Allianz Field...Entered in the 77th minute of the 0-0 tie against the LA Galaxy on April 16 at Soldier Field...Entered in the 75th minute of the 1-0 loss against Orlando City SC on April 9 at Exploria Stadium...Entered the match in the 78th minute of the 0-0 tie with Orlando City SC on March 5 at Soldier Field...Made his MLS debut when he came on for Fabian Herbers in the 80th minute of the 0-0 tie with Inter Miami CF on Feb. 26 at DRV PNK Stadium.
2022 (CHICAGO FIRE II): Started and played 80 minutes in the 0-0 tie (6-7 in shootout) with MNUFC 2 on May 8 at SeatGeek Stadium...Started and played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie (5-6 in shootout) against Rochester NY FC on April 10 at SeatGeek Stadium.
How he joined the Club: Acquired via transfer from Envigado FC (Colombia) on Jan. 11, 2021. His contract with the Fire will begin on Jan. 1, 2022.
Durán, 17, is the youngest international player signing in MLS history. His contract with the Fire, which will begin on January 1, 2022, includes a three-year deal with Club options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons. Durán will spend the 2021 season with Envigado before joining the Fire in 2022. He will be added to the Club’s 2022 roster following a medical and receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa.
A tall and versatile striker, Durán has made 24 appearances (10 starts) and tallied two goals across all competitions since making his professional debut with Envigado in 2019. During his first two professional seasons, Durán played alongside defender Carlos Terán, who was signed by the Fire on Aug. 21, 2020.
In 2019, he became the second-youngest goal scorer in the history of the Colombian first division at just 15-years-old, 263 days, scoring in the ninth minute of his first professional start. Durán is a graduate of the famed Envigado Academy that has produced well-known footballers including James Rodriguez and Juan Fernando Quintero.
Internationally, Durán has earned two caps (two starts) for Colombia’s U-17 National Team. Both appearances occurred during the 2019 South American U-17 Championship in Peru. The striker was recently promoted to Colombia’s U-20 team, which is currently preparing for the 2021 South American U-20 Championship.
Durán will occupy an international slot on the Fire’s 2022 roster.