The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced the signing of Uruguayan forward Gaston Puerari from Montevideo Wanderers. The 25-year-old striker leaves the Primera Division Uruguay to join the Men in Red and will be added to the club's roster upon the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Puerari becomes the 10th player added to the Fire's preseason roster following the conclusion of the 2010 MLS season in late October.
"Gaston is a talented, offensive player with the ability to make an impact for our club," said Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas. "We are excited to bring in a player with quick feet, good passing skills and the ability to finish on goal. Gaston's work ethic and drive to win makes him a perfect fit to represent the Fire badge."
Puerari tallied eight goals in 35 league appearances since joining Wanderers at the start of the 2009 season. Prior to joining Wanderers, the speedy forward scored six goals over the course of 30 matches and two stints with Uruguayan side Rampla Juniors, including his professional debut in 2007 and again during the 2008-2009 season.
Born in Paysandu, Uruguay, Puerari spent the 2008 season with Ecuadorian outfit Club Sport Emelec.
Name: Gaston Puerari
Weight: 150 lbs.
Date of Birth: January 23, 1986
Place of Birth: Paysandu, Uruguay
Last Club: Montevideo Wanders
Acquired: Signed on February 3rd, 2011