Chicago Fire Sign Defender Deris Umanzor

Top Salvadoran player joins from Club Deportivo Águila

CHICAGO, IL

 

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club today announced that the club has
acquired Salvadoran defender Deris Umanzor from Club Deportivo
Águila of El Salvador. Umanzor will be added to the
Fire’s roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and
P1 work visa. Per league and club policy, terms of the contract were not
released.

“We
are excited to have Deris Umanzor join the Chicago Fire,” said Technical Director
Frank Klopas. “Umanzor will provide depth in the Fire defense. He brings
additional experience to our backline after an impressive 12-year career in El
Salvador.”

Umanzor,
30, comes to the Fire after spending five seasons with CD Águila, where he was
recognized as one of the top left backs in the country. He played for the El
Salvador men’s national team, recording 33 appearances and one goal since 2000.
Umanzor was a regular starter during current Fire head coach Carlos de los
Cobos’ tenure with the Salvadoran national team from 2007 to 2009.

A
native of Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador, Umanzor started his career in 1998
with Municipal Limeño at the age of 18 and spent six seasons with the
Salvadoran club before being transferred to CD Águila. 

 

 

Player:                  
Deris Umanzor

Position:       
Defender

Height:         
5’8” (1.72 m)

Weight:        
149 lbs. (68 kg)

Born:           
January 7, 1980

Hometown:    Santa Rosa de Lima, El
Salvador

Citizenship:   
Salvadoran

College:        
N/A

Last
Club:      CD Águila (El Salvador)

 

How
Acquired:          Signed from CD
Águila on April 7, 2010