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 November 20, 2017.

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Accam, David11F/MSeniorSRDP 
Alvarez, Arturo12MSeniorSR  
Arshakyan, David10FSeniorSRINTL 
Bava, Jorge1GKSeniorSR, Disabled ListDLINTLDisabled ListDL
Bronico, Brandt13MSupplementalSUP  
Calistri, Joey15MReserveRES, On loanOLHGOn loanOL
Campbell, Jonathan16DSeniorSR  
Cleveland, Stefan30GKSupplementalSUP  
Conner, Drew18MReserveRESHG 
Corrales, Jorge DSupplementalSUP  
de Leeuw, Michael8FSeniorSRINTL 
Dean, Christian26DSeniorSR  
Dekovic, Matej33DSupplementalSUP, On loanOLINTLOn loanOL
Doody, Patrick22DSupplementalSUPHG 
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  
Sanchez, Richard GKSupplementalSUP  
Schweinsteiger, Bastian31MSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Solignac, Luis9FSeniorSRINTL 
Vincent, Brandon3DSeniorSR  
30 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
7Dean, Christian
8Goosens, JohnINTL
9Harrington, Michael
10Johnson, Daniel
12Kappelhof, JohnINTL
13Lampson, Matt
14McCarty, Dax
15Meira, JoaoINTL
16Nikolic, NemanjaDP, INTL
17Polster, Matt
18Schweinsteiger, BastianDP, INTL
19Solignac, LuisINTL
20Vincent, Brandon
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Bronico, Brandt
22Cleveland, Stefan
23Corrales, Jorge
24Dekovic, MatejINTL
Doody, PatrickHGSanchez, Richard
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Calistri, JoeyHG
26Conner, DrewHG
27Fernandez, CollinHG
29Mihailovic, DjordjeHG
Designated Players
1Accam, David
2Nikolic, NemanjaINTL
3Schweinsteiger, BastianINTL
International slots
1Arshakyan, David
2de Leeuw, Michael
3Kappelhof, John
4Meira, Joao
5Nikolic, Nemanja
6Schweinsteiger, Bastian
7Solignac, Luis
International players that don't count against slots
LDekovic, MatejOn loanOL
IBava, JorgeDisabled ListDL
IGoosens, JohnDisabled ListDL
Unavailable Players
Bava, JorgeDisabled ListDL
Calistri, JoeyOn loanOL
Dekovic, MatejOn loanOL
Goosens, JohnDisabled ListDL
Season-ending Injury List


  • 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 2018 Salary Budget of $4,035,000 (USD), 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 2018, a total of 184 international roster spots are divided among the 23 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 Salary Budget Charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's Salary Budget Charge. A Designated Player 23 years old (or younger than the age of 23) during the League Year is 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. Until a player graduates from the program, Generation adidas players are on a club's Supplemental Roster and are not charged against the team's salary budget.
  • All roster rules and regulations

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