The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Thursday that the club has acquired defender Dan Gargan and Toronto FC's second round pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for defender Dasan Robinson. Gargan, 28, is expected to join the team Thursday. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
A product of Philadelphia, Penn, Gargan comes to the Fire from Toronto FC where he appeared in 43 matches, tallying one goal and four assists from 2010-11 for the Reds. So far in 2011 the Georgetown University alum appeared in 16 matches starting 12 for the Canadian side. A right back also capable of playing in central defense, Gargan has also spent time with the Colorado Rapids (2005-08), Chivas USA (2008) and the North American Soccer League’s Puerto Rico Islanders (2009).
Robinson departs Chicago after five-and-a-half seasons with the Men in Red. The long-time Fire defender appeared in 85 matches tallying three goals and one assist since being drafted by the Fire in 2006.
Name: Dan Gargan
Height: 5’11” (1.80m)
Weight: 175 lbs. (68kg)
Date of Birth: December 14, 1982
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Last Club: Toronto FC
Acquired: Acquired via trade with Toronto FC on July 28 2011