Chicago Fire 2018 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 2018 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of July 20, 2018.

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Adams, Mo19MSupplementalSUPINTL 
Bronico, Brandt13MSeniorSR  
Campbell, Jonathan16DSeniorSR  
Campos, Diego17FReserveRESINTL 
Cleveland, Stefan30GKReserveRES  
Collier, Elliot28FReserveRESINTL 
Conner, Drew18MReserveRESHG 
Corrales, Jorge25DSeniorSR  
de Leeuw, Michael8FSeniorSR, Disabled ListDLINTLDisabled ListDL
Dean, Christian26DSeniorSR  
Edwards, Raheem  MSupplementalSUPINTL 
Ellis, Kevin5DSupplementalSUP  
Gordon, Alan21FSeniorSR  
Johnson, Daniel20MSeniorSR  
Kappelhof, Johan4DSeniorSR  
Katai, Aleksandar10MSeniorSRINTL 
Lillard, Grant15DReserveRESHG 
McCarty, Dax6MSeniorSR  
McLain, Patrick32GKSupplementalSUP  
Mihailovic, Djordje14MReserveRESHG 
Nikolic, Nemanja23FSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Polster, Matt2MSeniorSR  
Ramos, Rafael27DSeniorSR  
Sanchez, Richard45GKSeniorSR  
Schweinsteiger, Bastian31MSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Solignac, Luis9FSeniorSRINTL 
Tchani, Tony12MSeniorSR  
Vincent, Brandon3DSeniorSR  
28 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)
1Bronico, Brandt
2Campbell, Jonathan
3Corrales, Jorge
4de Leeuw, MichaelINTL
5Dean, Christian
6Gordon, Alan
7Johnson, Daniel
8Kappelhof, Johan
9Katai, AleksandarINTL
10McCarty, Dax
11Nikolic, NemanjaDP, INTL
12Polster, Matt
13Ramos, Rafael
14Sanchez, Richard
15Schweinsteiger, BastianDP, INTL
16Solignac, LuisINTL
17Tchani, Tony
18Vincent, Brandon
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Adams, MoINTL
22Edwards, Raheem INTL
23Ellis, Kevin
24McLain, Patrick
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Campos, DiegoINTL
26Cleveland, Stefan
27Collier, ElliotINTL
28Conner, DrewHG
29Lillard, GrantHG
30Mihailovic, DjordjeHG
Designated Players
1Nikolic, NemanjaINTL
2Schweinsteiger, BastianINTL
International slots
1Adams, Mo
2Campos, Diego
3Collier, Elliot
4Edwards, Raheem
5Katai, Aleksandar
6Nikolic, Nemanja
7Schweinsteiger, Bastian
8Solignac, Luis
International players that don't count against slots
Ide Leeuw, MichaelDisabled ListDL
Unavailable Players
de Leeuw, MichaelDisabled 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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