Chicago Fire Extends Loan On Midfielder Grant Ward

Ward to remain with Men in Red through 2014 season

CHICAGO (June 13, 2014) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Friday that the club has extended the loan of midfielder Grant Ward through the end of 2014.

“I’m glad that we are able to work with Tottenham to extend Grant’s loan through the end of the year,” said Chicago Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop. “Since he has fully recovered from his foot injury, Grant has proven to be the skillful, attack-minded player that we knew him to be. He’s provided much needed depth to our squad and we’re happy to have him for the duration of the season.”

The 19-year-old joined the Fire on loan from Tottenham Hotspur on March 22, 2014 after an impressive stint during preseason training camp. Ward underwent surgery on March 11 to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal.

Ward made his Fire debut on May 24, entering in the 61st minute of a 2-0 road loss to the Columbus Crew. Ward started the subsequent three matches for the Men in Red, as they picked up two valuable points in a busy stretch of three games in one week.   

Born in Lewisham, England, Ward joined the Tottenham Academy in July 2011, where he made a combined 26 appearances and scored three times from 2011-12. Ward made 20 total appearances for the Spurs U18s during the 2012-13 season, including three FA Youth Cup matches. 

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Grant Ward
Midfielder
5'10"
160 lbs.
Dec. 5, 1994
England
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Loan extended through 2014
@GrantWard_