TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Chicago Fire FC announced Monday the club has signed 16-year-old midfielder Brian Gutierrez to a Homegrown Player contract. Gutierrez has been a standout in the Fire academy since 2015 and marks the 16th Homegrown signing for the Fire in club history. He is under contract with the Fire until 2023 with a club option for 2024.
“Brian is a promising young player who we look forward to working with at the first team level,” said head coach Raphael Wicky said in a statement. “This signing is a testament to the hard work that Brian, his family and the Fire Academy staff have put in throughout the years.”
Gutierrez has appeared in 79 matches (73 starts) at the academy level, tallying 28 goals and 39 assists. On the international scene, Gutierrez has been a mainstay with the US youth national team programs since 2017.