Chicago Fire 2017 Roster

This roster composition page reflects players that the league has received ALL paperwork for (ITC, Visas, federation registration, etc.) in order to be officially added to a team’s 2017 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of July 21, 2017.

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Accam, David11F/MSeniorSRDP 
Alvarez, Arturo12MSeniorSR  
Arshakyan, David10FSeniorSRINTL 
Bava, Jorge1GKSeniorSRINTL 
Bronico, Brandt13MSupplementalSUP  
Calistri, Joey15MReserveRESHG 
Campbell, Jonathan16DSeniorSR  
Cleveland, Stefan30GKSupplementalSUP  
Conner, Drew18MReserveRESHG 
de Leeuw, Michael8FSeniorSRINTL 
Dekovic, Matej33DSupplementalSUP, On loanOLINTLOn loanOL
Doody, Patrick22DReserveRESHG 
Fernandez, Collin17MReserveRESHG 
Goosens, John7MSeniorSR, Disabled ListDLINTLDisabled ListDL
Harrington, Michael5DSeniorSR  
Johnson, Daniel20MSeniorSR  
Kappelhof, John4DSeniorSRINTL 
Lampson, Matt28GKSeniorSR  
McCarty, Dax6MSeniorSR  
Meira, Joao66D/MSeniorSRINTL 
Mihailovic, Djordje14MReserveRESHG 
Nikolic, Nemanja23FSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Polster, Matt2MSeniorSR  
Schweinsteiger, Bastian31MSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Solignac, Luis9FSeniorSRINTL 
Vincent, Brandon3DSeniorSR  
27 of 30 spots filled

"R.S." = Roster Status, "CAT" = Player Category

"SR" = Senior Roster, "SUP" = Supplmental Roster, "RES" = Supplmental Roster, "OL" = On loan, "DP" = Designated Player, "YDP" = Young Designated Player", "INTL" = International Player, "HG" = Homegrown Player, "GA" = Generation adidas, "GA-C" = Generation adidas Canada, "SL" = "Disabled List", "SEI" = "Season-Ending Injury", "SPND" = "Suspended"

Roster Composition

Senior Roster (Spots 1-20)
1Accam, DavidDP
2Alvarez, Arturo
3Arshakyan, DavidINTL
4Bava, JorgeINTL
5Campbell, Jonathan
6de Leeuw, MichaelINTL
7Goosens, JohnINTL
8Harrington, Michael
9Johnson, Daniel
11Kappelhof, JohnINTL
12Lampson, Matt
13McCarty, Dax
14Meira, JoaoINTL
15Nikolic, NemanjaDP, INTL
16Polster, Matt
17Schweinsteiger, BastianDP, INTL
18Solignac, LuisINTL
19Vincent, Brandon
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Bronico, Brandt
22Cleveland, Stefan
23Dekovic, MatejINTL
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Calistri, JoeyHG
26Conner, DrewHG
27Fernandez, CollinHG
29Doody, PatrickHG
30Mihailovic, DjordjeHG
Designated Players
1Accam, David
2Nikolic, NemanjaINTL
3Schweinsteiger, BastianINTL
International slots
1Arshakyan, David
2Bava, Jorge
3de Leeuw, Michael
4Kappelhof, John
5Meira, Joao
6Nikolic, Nemanja
7Schweinsteiger, Bastian
8Solignac, Luis
International players that don't count against slots
LDekovic, MatejOn loanOL
IGoosens, JohnDisabled ListDL
Unavailable Players
Dekovic, MatejOn loanOL
Season-ending Injury List

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  • A club's active roster is comprised of up to 30 players. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2017 salary budget of $3,845,000, and are referred to collectively as the club's Senior Roster.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL & RESERVE: (OFF-BUDGET) The salaries of players on the Supplemental Roster (spots 21-24) and Reserve Roster (spots 25-30) do not count toward a club's Salary Budget.
  • INTL: In 2017, a total of 176 international roster spots are divided among the 22 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, so some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP & Young DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's budget charge. A Designated Player 23-years-old or younger during the league year a Young Designated Player Budget Charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club's youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA & GA-C: Generation adidas (GA) and Generation adidas Canada (GA-C) are joint programs between MLS and adidas that are dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league with the majority of such players entering the league through the SuperDraft.
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