1.21.2008

Chicago Making Moves

The Chicago Fire remain active on the trade circuit, this afternoon sending central defender Jim Curtin to Chivas USA in exchange for conditional draft picks.Curtin, 28, was hampered by injuries in 2007, making just 10 starts and coming on once as a substitute. He has appeared in 162 games for the Fire since 2001 (145 starts), and was named to the All-Star team's starting lineup in 2004, playing all 90 minutes in the Eastern Conference's 3-2 win. He has four goals in his career to go with six assists. At 6'4", 205 lbs, Curtin's size should help him pair nicely in the Goats backline with Claudio Suarez.

Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune is also reporting that the Fire have traded a fourth-round pick in the 2010 SuperDraft to the Columbus Crew for the rights to Andy Herron. The Costa Rican forward appeared in 18 games for Columbus last season, scoring four times and adding two assists. He also played for Chicago from 2004-2006, adding 15 goals and three assists over three seasons.There are rumors floating around that Herron wants to return to Costa Rica to sign with Saprissa, but should he decide to stay in MLS, he will be property of the Chicago Fire.

1 comment:

Soccer Blog Poster said...

Nice to see them mixing it up!! Go Fire!!