Citizenship: Brazil (U.S. Green Card Holder) Last Club: FC Wohlen (SUI) How Acquired: Signed on a free transfer April 26, 2012
Now in his fourth season with the Fire, Alex has become a steady presence in the midfield and provides Brazilian flair in the attack.
2014: Made 28 regular season appearances, starting 24 matches. Assisted on Mike Magee’s equalizing goal in the 40th minute of a 1-1 draw at Sporting Kansas City on July 6. Showed his versatility as he was utilized in a multitude of positions, serving as a midfielder, a withdrawn forward and even as the left back throughout the year.
2013: Made 30 appearances, starting 18 matches. Scored a 86th minute game-winner in a 3-2 victory against the New England Revolution on Sept. 14…Assisted on Mike Magee’s goal in the 42nd minute on Oct. 12 on the road at FC Dallas. US OPEN CUP: Started all four of the Fire’s Open Cup matches.
2012: Made 17 appearances, staring six and scoring two goals in his first season with the Fire… Scored his first goal with the Chicago Fire in the 93rd minute of a 3-1 victory over HOU 9/2… Scored in the 61st minute of a 3-1 comeback victory over MON 9/15… MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: Entered the match in the 46th minute…Scored in the 83rd minute of the Fire’s 2-1 loss to HOU in the Eastern Conference Knockout Match 10/31…… INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Played the full 90 minutes of the Fire’s 1-0 loss to English Premier League side Aston Villa 7/21…Started and went 78 minutes while providing the assist of Michael Videira’s equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Club Santos Laguna 9/8… MLS RESERVE LEAGUE: Made two appearances, starting once over 128 minutes
Abroad: Made 12 appearances, starting 11 while tallying two goals during Swiss Challenge League side FC Wohlen after signing with them in 2011…Scored a 71st minute goal in a 3-1 victory 11/19/11 at Etoile Carouge…Scored in the 89th minute of a 5-2 victory 7/25/11 vs. Locarno…Tallied an 83rd minute strike in a 5-1 win 10/16/11 at Cham... Transferred to FC Wohlen ahead of the 2010-11 season appeared in 23 matches, starting 21 while tallying four goals and helping Wohlen to a 10th place finish in the Swiss Challenge League…Scored two goals, including the game winner in a 5-2 victory 5/25/11 vs. FC Schaffhausen…Scored the 10th minute winner in a 5-0 victory 5/14/11 at Vaduz…Scored a 31st minute equalizer in a 2-1 come-from-behind win 5/11/11 at Wil... Appeared in 19 matches, starting 15 while scoring two goals for FC Gossau with Swiss Challenge League side Gossau after signing with them in 2009… Scored a 45th minute goal in a 3-1 loss 8/9/09 vs. FC Wohlen…Scored an 87th minute equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Locarno on 8/14/09…