Chicago Fire Sign Defender Deris Umanzor



The Chicago Fire Soccer Club today announced that the club has acquired Salvadoran defender Deris Umanzor from Club Deportivo Águila of El Salvador. Umanzor will be added to the Fire’s roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 work visa. Per league and club policy, terms of the contract were not released.

“We are excited to have Deris Umanzor join the Chicago Fire,” said Technical Director Frank Klopas. “Umanzor will provide depth in the Fire defense. He brings additional experience to our backline after an impressive 12-year career in El Salvador.”

Umanzor, 30, comes to the Fire after spending five seasons with CD Águila, where he was recognized as one of the top left backs in the country. He played for the El Salvador men’s national team, recording 33 appearances and one goal since 2000. Umanzor was a regular starter during current Fire head coach Carlos de los Cobos’ tenure with the Salvadoran national team from 2007 to 2009.

A native of Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador, Umanzor started his career in 1998 with Municipal Limeño at the age of 18 and spent six seasons with the Salvadoran club before being transferred to CD Águila. 



Player:                   Deris Umanzor

Position:        Defender

Height:          5’8” (1.72 m)

Weight:         149 lbs. (68 kg)

Born:            January 7, 1980

Hometown:    Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador

Citizenship:    Salvadoran

College:         N/A

Last Club:      CD Águila (El Salvador)


How Acquired:          Signed from CD Águila on April 7, 2010