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Chicago Fire Soccer Club Exercises Contract Options on Six Players

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Nov. 26, 2018) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that the Club has exercised the contract options on six players.

The Fire exercised 2019 contract options on Brandt Bronico, Diego Campos, Stefan Cleveland, Jorge Corrales, Raheem Edwards and Nicolas Hasler.

Yesterday, the Club announced that it had exercised its 2019 contract option on forward Elliot Collier.

The club declined contract options on seven players: Jonathan Campbell, Drew Conner, Michael de Leeuw, Daniel Johnson, Patrick McLain, Yura Movsisyan and Luis Solignac.

Campbell, Conner, de Leeuw, McLain, Movsisyan and Solignac are eligible to participate in the MLS Re-Entry Draft. Johnson is eligible for the MLS Waiver Draft.

Eight players are guaranteed for next season, including Mo Adams, Nicolas Del Grecco, Aleksandar Katai, Grant Lillard, Dax McCarty, Djordje Mihailovic, Nemanja Nikolic and Richard Sanchez

Johan Kappelhof, Matt Polster and Bastian Schweinsteiger are out of contract.

The club is continuing negotiations with de Leeuw, Kappelhof, Polster and Schweinsteiger.  

The Fire’s 2019 roster currently stands at 15 players:
Goalkeeper (2): Stefan Cleveland, Richard Sanchez
Defender (3): Jorge Corrales, Nicolas Del Grecco, Grant Lillard
Defender/Midfielder (1): Nicolas Hasler
Defender/Midfielder/Forward (2): Diego Campos, Raheem Edwards
Midfielder (5): Mo Adams, Brandt Bronico, Aleksandar Katai, Dax McCarty, Djordje Mihailovic
Forward (2): Elliot Collier, Nemanja Nikolic

Transaction: Chicago Fire Soccer Club exercises contract options on Brandt Bronico, Diego Campos, Stefan Cleveland, Jorge Corrales, Raheem Edwards and Nicolas Hasler.

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