BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Chicago Fire technical director Frank Klopas confirmed Tuesday that the club has signed two foreign strikers to contracts. However, their names will not be announced until all of the required paperwork has been cleared.
“We have two players that we have signed that are internationals that are not here,” Klopas said after the team’s practice at the Bridgeview Sports Dome.
The signings will add some much needed depth to the Fire’s front line. Chicago lost forwards Freddie Ljungberg, Brian McBride and Collins John this offseason, leaving Calen Carr as the lone returning attacker.
Chicago also drafted forwards Jason Herrick and Davis Paul in the third round of January’s SuperDraft and selected strikers Amani Walker and Sam Arthur in the Supplemental Draft.
Furthermore, the Fire have invited a few forwards to training camp, including Colombian U-20 international Fabián Burbano and Tulsa University product Ashley McInnes, who went undrafted.
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