How he joined the club: Acquired on loan from La Liga side Deportivo Alaves on Feb. 6, 2018 … Signed with the Fire as a Designated Player on July 11, 2018.
2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded his 19th start of the season on July 13 in a 2-1 loss against FC Cincinnati ... Recorded his 15th start of the season on July 3 in the Fire's 5-1 win over Atlanta United FC ... Awarded Man of the Match for his goal in the Fire's 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on June 22 ... Recorded an appearance in the Fire's fourth round U.S. Open Cup match against St. Louis FC, which the Fire lost 2-1 ... Recorded his 14th start in as many games on June 1 in a 2-0 loss against Atlanta United FC ... Scored his third goal of the season on May 18 in a 4-1 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes ... Scored his second goal of the season in a 2-0 win over Minnesota United FC on May 11 ... Recorded two assists in a 5-0 rout over the New England Revolution on May 8 ... Scored his first goal of the season and notched an assist in the Fire's 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on April 20 ... Made his fifth start of the season in a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 12 where he led the team in shots (8) ... Awarded MLS Team of the Week Honors for Week 6 ... Recorded his first assist of the season in a 2-2 tie against Toronto FC on April 6, where he led the team in touches (63) ... Made his third start of the season in a 1-0 win against the New York Red Bulls on March 30 ... Made his second start of the season on March 9 in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City ... Made his season debut as a starter on March 2 in a 2-1 loss against the LA Galaxy.
2018 (CHICAGO FIRE): Started in 27 games in his first season with the Fire … Led the team in games played (33), minutes played (2,428), shots (97) and shots on goal (41) … Ranked second on the team in goals scored (12), recording double-digit goals in his first MLS season … Scored his first goal with the Fire in the Club’s home opener against SKC on March 10.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Katai joined the Chicago Fire Soccer Club with 40 goals in 140 appearances over the course of a nine-year club career … He started his career in 2009 with Serbian SuperLiga side FK Vojvodina’s youth squad and was promoted to first team later in the season … He was loaned to Greek first-division side Olympiacos on June 24, 2011 … Loaned to Plantanias in 2013 … Scored eight goals and recorded six assists during his time at Plantanias … Signed to Red Star Belgrade in 2014 and remained there until the 2016-17 season … Signed a three-year contract with La Liga side Deportivo Alaves on Aug. 31, 2016 … Loaned to the Chicago Fire on Feb. 6, 2018 … Acquired by the Fire on a permanent basis on July 11, 2018 through the 2019 season.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Member of the Serbian Men’s National Team in 2015 and 2016 … Made his senior international debut on Nov. 13, 2015 … Recorded overall six appearances, including four appearances during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign.