Player Details

Name

Miguel Ángel Angel Navarro

Height

5' 9"

Weight

154 lbs

Date of Birth

2.26.1999 (23)

Birthplace

Maracaibo, Venezuela

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

2022 (CHICAGO FIRE): Played 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss to Charlotte FC on Sept. 17 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes and registered the assist on Jhon Durán’s second goal in the 3-1 win against Inter Miami CF on Sept. 10 at SeatGeek Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the scoreless tie with the Columbus Crew on Sept. 3 at Lower.com Field...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with the New England Revolution on Aug. 31 at Gillette Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss against NYCFC on Aug. 21 at SeatGeek Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 13 at Subaru Park...Played 90 minutes in the 3-2 win over Charlotte FC on August 6 at Bank of America Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Atlanta United on July 30 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 23 at BC Place...Started and played 88 minutes in the 3-2 loss to the Columbus Crew on July 9 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss against Toronto FC on May 28 at BMO Field...Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss against New York City FC on May 22 at Citi Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-3 tie against New York Red Bulls on May 18 at Red Bull Arena...Played 90+2 minutes in the 4-1 loss against Atlanta United on May 7 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss against New York Red Bulls on April 30 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-0 loss against Minnesota United on April 23 at Allianz Field...Entered the match in the 105th minute of the 2-2 tie (4-5 loss in penalty shootout) against Union Omaha in the third round of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on April 19 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie against the LA Galaxy on April 16 at Soldier Field...Played the full 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with FC Dallas on April 2 at Soldier Field...Played the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 win against Sporting Kansas City on March 19 at Soldier Field before joining the Venezuela Men’s National Team for FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Argentina and Colombia...Played 90 minutes in the 2-0 win against D.C. United on March 12 at Audi Field...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Orlando City SC on March 5 at Soldier Field...Played the full 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Inter Miami CF on Feb. 26 at DRV PNK Stadium. Navarro was originally acquired by the Fire on Jan. 25, 2020, from Deportivo La Guaira in the Venezuelan first division. At the international level, Navarro earned his first-ever call up to the senior Venezuela National Team for a pair of FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in October 2020, during his inaugural MLS campaign with the Fire. He was called back to the squad in January for FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Bolivia and Uruguay. Additionally, Navarro has made 11 appearances for Venezuela at the U-20 and U-23 level, competing in the 2019 South American U-20 Championship and the 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament.

2021 (CHICAGO FIRE): Played 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on Nov. 7 at Lower.com Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to NYCFC on Oct. 27 at Yankee Stadium ... Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against Real Salt Lake on Oct. 23 at Soldier Field, assisting on Robert Berić’s goal ... Played 90 minutes in the 4-3 win against FC Cincinnati on Oct. 20 at TQL Stadium, and in the 2-2 tie with New England on Oct. 16 at Gillette Stadium ... Started and played 75 minutes in the 3-1 loss to Toronto FC on Oct. 3 at BMO Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-0 win against NYCFC on Sept. 29 at SeatGeek Stadium, in the 0-0 tie with Nashville SC on Sept. 26 at Soldier Field, in the 3-2 loss to New England on Sept. 22 at Soldier Field, in the 2-0 loss to CF Montréal on Sept. 19 at Stade Saputo, in the 3-0 loss to D.C. United on Sept. 15 at Audi Field, in the 2-0 loss to Sporting KC on Sept. 11 at Children’s Mercy Park, in the 1-0 win against the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 28 at Red Bull Arena and in the 1-0 loss to Orlando City on Aug. 21 at Exploria Stadium ... Came on in the 75th minute of the 3-2 loss to Inter Miami on Aug. 18 at DRV PNK Stadium ... Started and played 69 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Toronto FC on July 24 at Soldier Field ... Created the play that resulted in the Fire’s second goal in the 2-2 tie with D.C. United on July 21 at Soldier Field ... Played 67 minutes in the 5-1 loss to Nashville SC on July 17 at Nissan Stadium ... Played 90 minutes in the 3-1 win against Orlando City SC on July 7 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 3-0 win against Atlanta United FC on July 3 at Soldier Field, assisting on Ignacio Aliseda’s second goal of the match ... Started and played 85 minutes in the 3-3 tie with the Philadelphia Union on June 26 at Soldier Field ... Went the full 90 in the 1-0 loss to FC Cincinnati on June 23 at Soldier Field ... Played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on June 19 at Historic Crew Stadium ... Started and played 77 minutes in the 1-0 loss to CF Montréal on May 29 at Soldier Field ... Started and played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against Inter Miami CF on May 22 at Soldier Field ... Started his first game of the 2021 season and played 81 minutes in the 1-0 loss to D.C. United on May 13 at Audi Field ... Returned to the field after injury, coming on for Jonathan Bornstein in the 57th minute of the 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on May 8 at Soldier Field ... Played 15 minutes in the 2-2 against New England Revolution on April 17 at Soldier Field.

2020 (CHICAGO FIRE): Featured in 19 games (10 starts) in his first MLS Regular Season, earning an assist as a defender ... Played 32 minutes in the 4-3 loss to New York City FC on Nov. 8 ... Came on for the final five minutes of the 2-2 tie with Minnesota United on Nov. 4 ... Played 76 minutes in the 1-1 tie with Nashville SC on Oct. 31 ... Registered 18 minutes in the 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Oct. 28 ... Returned from national team duty to log 10 minutes in the 2-2 tie with New York Red Bulls on Oct. 24 ... Was called to the Venezuela National Team for the first two matches of CONMEBOL's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament ... Started and played 72 minutes in the 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact on Oct. 3 ... Appeared for 11 minutes in the 2-0 win against Atlanta United on Sept. 27 ... Helped keep the clean sheet with 16 minutes played in the 4-0 win against the Houston Dynamo no Sept. 23 ... Played the full 90 minutes in the 4-1 loss to Orlando City SC on Sept. 19 ... Navarro earned the penalty kick against Orlando that Robert Berić converted ... Started and played 45 minutes against Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 12 ... Recorded his first MLS assist in the 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution on Sept. 6 ... Recorded two shots and helped keep the clean sheet in 62 minutes played in the 0-0 tie with FC Cincinnati on Sept. 2 ... Recorded a shot and played 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss to NYCFC on Aug. 29 ... Went the full 90 and had a dangerous shot that narrowly missed the goal in the 3-0 win against FC Cincinnati at Soldier Field on Aug. 25 ... Played the full 90 minutes against Columbus Crew SC on Aug. 20 ... Played in all three Chicago Fire FC matches at the MLS is Back Tournament, subbing in for Jonathan Bornstein and recording 30 minutes in the team's 2-0 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 23 ... Recorded his first start with the Fire and went the full 90 minutes in the team's 2-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on July 19 ... In his first season with the Chicago Fire, Navarro came in at halftime and going 45 minutes in the 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders FC in the team's first game of the MLS is Back Tournament ... Made his first MLS appearance against the New England Revolution on March 7.

How he joined the Club: Acquired via transfer from Deportivo La Guaira on January 27, 2020.

Navarro, 20, has made more than 60 club appearances in Venezuela’s top division since beginning his professional career in 2017. Internationally, he has earned nine caps for Venezuela at the youth national team level. In 2019, he made seven appearances (six starts) for the U-20 Venezuelan National Team during the South American U-20 Championship. Most recently, the defender made two appearances for Venezuela’s U-23 team in the Pre-Olympic Tournament, featuring against Chile on Jan. 21 and Ecuador on Jan. 24.

In 2017, Navarro signed with Deportivo JBL del Zulia in Venezuela to begin his professional career. In his first year with the club, Navarro made 19 appearances (19 starts) at the left back position. After joining Deportivo La Guaira in 2018, the defender made 46 appearances in two seasons with the club, including an appearance in the 2019 Copa Libertadores.

Navarro will occupy an international roster slot on Chicago’s 2020 roster.

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