Daneil Cyrus tangles with a Newcastle United attacker
Courtesy of Sporting KC

Chicago Fire add Trinidad and Tobago international, former Sporting KC defender Daneil Cyrus on loan

The reinforcements keep coming for the Chicago Fire.

On Thursday, the Fire added Trinidad and Tobago international defender Daneil Cyrus on loan from W Connection. Cyrus, 24, made two MLS appearances for Sporting Kansas City in 2011 before being injured.

"Daneil is a player we've been monitoring for a while," said Chicago Fire head coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop in a statement provided by the team. "He trained with us earlier in the year and had a number of impressive performances in the recent Gold Cup, so we're pleased to add him to our side to shore up our defensive line as we head into the second half of the season." 

Cyrus has been with W Connection since 2012 but was loaned to Vietnamese club Hanoi T&T in 2012.

On the international level, Cyrus has made 44 appearances for Trinidad and Tobago since debuting as a 19-year-old in 2010. Most recently, Cyrus started three of four games at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, including as one of three center backs on a five-man back line in the Soca Warriors' shootout loss to Panama in the quarterfinals.