Chicago Fire FC 2019 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 2019 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of September 25, 2019.

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30-man Active Roster (Spots 1-30) # POS ROSTER STATUSR.S. PLAYER CATEGORYCAT. NOTE
Azira, Michael   M SeniorSR    
Bornstein, Jonathan 3 D SeniorSR    
Bronico, Brandt 13 M SeniorSR    
Calvo, Francisco 5 D SeniorSR    
Campos, Diego 17 F SupplementalSUP INTL  
Cleveland, Stefan 30 GK SupplementalSUP    
Collier, Elliot 28 F ReserveRES, On loanOL INTL On loanOL
Edwards, Raheem 7 M/D SeniorSR INTL  
Frankowski, Przemyslaw 11 M SeniorSR INTL  
Gaitan, Nicolas 20 M SeniorSR INTL  
Gutjahr, Jeremiah 33 M ReserveRES HG  
Herbers, Fabian 21 F SeniorSR    
Kappelhof, Johan 4 D SeniorSR    
Katai, Aleksandar 10 M SeniorSR DP, INTL  
Kronholm, Kenneth 27 GK SeniorSR    
Lillard, Grant 15 D ReserveRES, On loanOL HG On loanOL
Marcelo 2 D SeniorSR INTL  
Martinez, Cristian 18 M SeniorSR    
McCarty, Dax 6 M SeniorSR    
Mihailovic, Djordje 14 M ReserveRES HG  
Moreno, Amando 20 M SupplementalSUP    
Nikolic, Nemanja 23 F SeniorSR DP, INTL  
Ousted, David 1 GK SeniorSR INTL  
Reynolds, Andre 36 D ReserveRES HG  
Sanchez, Richard 45 GK SeniorSR    
Sapong, CJ 9 F SeniorSR    
Schweinsteiger, Bastian 31 M SeniorSR DP, INTL  
Slonina, Gabriel 32 GK ReserveRES HG  
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)
1 Azira, Michael  
2 Bornstein, Jonathan  
3 Bronico, Brandt  
4 Calvo, Francisco  
5 Edwards, Raheem INTL
6 Frankowski, Przemyslaw INTL
7 Gaitan, Nicolas INTL
8 Herbers, Fabian  
9 Kappelhof, Johan  
10 Katai, Aleksandar DP, INTL
11 Kronholm, Kenneth  
12 Marcelo INTL
13 Martinez, Cristian  
14 McCarty, Dax  
15 Nikolic, Nemanja DP, INTL
16 Ousted, David INTL
17 Sanchez, Richard  
18 Sapong, CJ  
19 Schweinsteiger, Bastian DP, INTL
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21 Campos, Diego INTL
22 Cleveland, Stefan  
23 Moreno, Amando  
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25 Collier, Elliot INTL
26 Gutjahr, Jeremiah HG
27 Lillard, Grant HG
28 Mihailovic, Djordje HG
29 Reynolds, Andre HG
30 Slonina, Gabriel HG
Designated Players
1 Katai, Aleksandar INTL
2 Nikolic, Nemanja INTL
3 Schweinsteiger, Bastian INTL
International slots
1 Campos, Diego  
2 Edwards, Raheem  
3 Frankowski, Przemyslaw  
4 Gaitan, Nicolas  
5 Katai, Aleksandar  
6 Marcelo  
7 Nikolic, Nemanja  
8 Ousted, David  
9 Schweinsteiger, Bastian SLOT ACQUIRED FROM:
MIN until 12/31/19 (on 2/7/19)
International players that don't count against slots
Collier, Elliot On loanOL
Unavailable Players
Collier, Elliot On loanOL
Lillard, Grant On loanOL
Season-ending Injury List

2019 Roster Notes

  • 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 2019 MLS regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2019 Salary Budget , 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 2019, a total of 192 international roster spots are divided among the 24 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