Fire Sign Gaston Puerari

Men in Red add 25-year-old Uruguayan striker

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced the
signing of Uruguayan forward Gaston Puerari from Montevideo Wanderers.
The 25-year-old striker leaves the Primera Division Uruguay to join the
Men in Red and will be added to the club's roster upon the receipt of
his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa. Per league and
team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Puerari becomes the
10th player added to the Fire's preseason roster following the
conclusion of the 2010 MLS season in late October.


"Gaston is a talented, offensive player with the ability to make an
impact for our club," said Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas. "We are
excited to bring in a player with quick feet, good passing skills and
the ability to finish on goal. Gaston's work ethic and drive to win
makes him a perfect fit to represent the Fire badge."

Puerari tallied eight goals in 35 league appearances since joining
Wanderers at the start of the 2009 season. Prior to joining Wanderers,
the speedy forward scored six goals over the course of 30 matches and
two stints with Uruguayan side Rampla Juniors, including his
professional debut in 2007 and again during the 2008-2009 season.

Born in Paysandu, Uruguay, Puerari spent the 2008 season with Ecuadorian
outfit Club Sport Emelec.

Name: Gaston Puerari

Position: Forward

Height: 5’7”

Weight: 150 lbs.

Date of Birth: January 23, 1986

Place of Birth: Paysandu, Uruguay

Citizenship: Uruguay

Last Club: Montevideo Wanders

Acquired: Signed on February 3rd, 2011