DP Announcement at 8 pm

Fire to name new player after SuperLiga match


BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire have revealed they will announce the signing of a Designated Player at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday night at Toyota Park. The player’s identity was not released.

The announcement will immediately follow the conclusion of the Fire-New England Revolution SuperLiga match, which kicks at 6 p.m. CT. The Designated Player will not be in Toyota Park for the announcement, which will be made via a presentation on the JumboTron.

Fire technical director Frank Klopas and head coach Carlos de los Cobos will be made available to media following the announcement. Also following the announcement is the night’s second match, a SuperLiga tilt between Mexican clubs Monarcas Morelia and Pumas UNAM. That match is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.