Fire waive Washington, Woolard

Defenders made a combined eight starts for the Fire in 2009

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today the club has waived
defenders Austin Washington and Daniel Woolard. Washington was drafted
in the fourth round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and appeared in nine
games in two years with the club. Woolard was drafted in the fourth
round of the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft. In three seasons with the
Fire, Woolard appeared in 16 games, starting six of them.

"We would like to thank Austin and Daniel for their contributions to the
Chicago Fire and wish them both the best of luck in their future
endeavors, "said Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas.

In 2009, Washington appeared in eight league matches, starting four of
them. The 25-year old defender helped lead the Fire to the 2009
SuperLiga Final, appearing in three matches, starting two, as the Fire
finished runner-up, falling 4-3 on penalty kicks to UANL. Woolard came
up through the Chicago Fire reserve division and broke into the first
team in 2008, earning two starts in eight appearances. The Bedford,
Texas product scored his first MLS goal against the New York Red Bulls
on Oct. 23, 2008.