CHICAGO (March 25, 2016) – The Chicago Fire announced Friday that the club has loaned midfielder Drew Conner and defender Patrick Doody to USL affiliate Saint Louis FC. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the two agreements, the Fire retain the right to recall both players at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.
"Patrick and Drew need games to remain game fit and sharp,” said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez. “In addition, we know they will receive excellent training as well as a warm reception from the great fans of Saint Louis FC."
Conner signed a Homegrown contract with the Fire on Dec. 17, 2015 after a standout collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin. He earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors as a sophomore in 2013 and made the All-Big Ten Freshman Team in 2012. The Cary, Ill. native had six goals and 12 assists in his collegiate career. He also helped lead his squad to an NCAA Tournament berth in 2013.
Doody, a second-year defender from Naperville, Ill., joined the Fire as a Homegrown player on Dec. 22, 2014. In his rookie season, Doody started six of the seven MLS games in which he appeared, and tallied an assist on Gilberto’s 78th minute goal against the New York Red Bulls on Oct. 25, 2015. Doody additionally made 21 appearances while on loan to STLFC and was tied for the team lead with four assists.