CHICAGO (Sept. 14, 2017) – The Chicago Fire announced Thursday that the club has signed defender Jorge Corrales from USL affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks. Corrales is signed through the 2018 season with club options for 2019 and 2020. The Cuban international will remain with the Roughnecks on loan as the Fire retain the right to recall Corrales, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.
“We’ve had the chance to see Jorge quite a bit this season,” said general manager Nelson Rodríguez. “We were impressed by his play with Tulsa and in training with us. This signing is also credit to the competitive environment of the Roughnecks.”
Corrales has started 24 of the 25 USL matches in which he has appeared this season for the Roughnecks, and tallied the first goal in a 2-1 win over Saint Louis FC on Aug. 10.
Corrales began his professional career with his hometown side FC Pinar del Rio in 2009. Through 2015 he scored six goals in 80 appearances, and played an additional 18 games on loan with FC Sancti Spiritus.
In 2016 Corrales signed with NASL side Miami FC and appeared in one game before joining the Fort Lauderdale Strikers for the remainder of 2016.
The Pinar del Rio native has 34 caps for his senior side and most recently appeared for Cuba in the quarterfinal match against the United States in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Transaction: Chicago Fire sign defender Jorge Corrales from USL side Tulsa Roughnecks on a free transfer.
Transaction: Chicago Fire loan Jorge Corrales to Tulsa Roughnecks.