CHICAGO (March 11, 2016) – The Chicago Fire announced Friday that the club has signed midfielder Alex Morrell for the 2016 season with club options in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
"Alex has some very good offensive qualities that we believe can be refined and would make him a special player," said Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez.
Morrell was selected in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft from the University of North Florida, becoming the first player in school history to be drafted. A 2015 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Tournament Team and First Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference honoree, Morrell scored 10 goals and tallied 19 assists in 63 games across four seasons.
A native of Lakeland, Fla., Morrell led George Jenkins High School to the 2012 District Championship in his senior year and a 91-4-8 record in four years.
Name: Robert Alexander Morrell
Weight: 135 lbs.
Date of Birth: May 11, 1994
Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.
Last Club: University of North Florida
Acquired: Signed on March 11, 2016