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PHOTO: Uruguayan international Arévalo Rios arrives at Toyota Park

09 August 9:42 am

PHOTO: Uruguayan international Arévalo Rios arrives at Toyota Park

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The #cf97 hashtag exploded on Twitter Thursday night with news that Uruguayan international midfielder Arévalo Rios was headed to the Chicago Fire.

Though no official annoucement has been made, Rios arrived to Toyota Park for training Friday morning and is expected to officially be added to the team once the Fire clear an international roster spot.

Where would the international spot come from? 

Fire President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon has been public about the club seeking a loan for Dutch forward Sherjill MacDonald.

Italian back-up goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi is reportedly close to securing a green card

Should those two moves occur, the Fire would free up two of their six current international spots, making way for the veteran of Uruguay's 2010 World Cup squad to be added to the roster.

More to come on Rios' Windy City arrival later on Chicago-Fire.com.