RELEASE: Chicago Fire part ways with Paolo Tornaghi and Egidio Arevalo Rios

Fire decline option on midfielder Rios, waive goalkeeper Tornaghi

CHICAGO, Ill. (November 25, 2013) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Monday that the club has waived goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi and will not pick up the option on Egidio Arevalo Rios. 

The Fire signed Tornaghi on March 8, 2012. Over the course of two seasons, the Italian ‘keeper appeared in nine matches for the Men in Red, making 26 saves and earned one shutout en route to a 3-4-2 record.
 
Rios joined the Fire from Italian side Palermo on Aug. 14, 2013. The Uruguayan midfielder started all nine matches in which he appeared for the Fire.
 
Tornaghi is now eligible for selection in the MLS Waiver Draft to be held on Monday, Nov. 25.
 
Name:               Paolo Tornaghi
Position:           Goalkeeper
Height:              6’4”
Weight:             175 lbs.
Date of Birth:    June 21, 1988
Place of Birth:   Garbagnate Milanese, Italy
Citizenship:       Italy (U.S. Green Card Holder)
Last Club:         Inter Milan (ITA)
Departed:         Waived on November 25, 2013
 
Player:               Egidio Arévalo Ríos
Position:           Midfielder
Height:              5’6”
Weight:             160 lbs.
Born:                  January 1, 1982
Place of Birth:   Paysandú, Uruguay
Citizenship:      Uruguay     
Departed:         Declined option on November 25, 2013