Report: Krol to Fire a done deal


Krol in action for the Poland U-23's

According to a [report out of Poland](, the Fire and defender Krzysztof Krol have agreed to a deal that will bring the 22-year-old former Real Madrid reserve team player to Chicago on loan.

According to the report, which cites one of the owners of Jagiellonia (Krol's club prior to the Fire), the loan is for one year with an option for a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

Krol will provide the Fire with some added depth at the outside back position next season. It remains to be seen what the extent of his role with the team will be but -- given the club's lack of depth at outside back -- I expect him to get a good amount of playing time.


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  • Lack of depth? We don't have a left back period. Get ready to start day 1 Krol. There is no way that we can consider this a rebuilding year...

  • Let the good news keep on coming!!!

  • Welcome to the Fire Krzysztof!

  • Like the signing young player with potential hope he is here for a long time.

  • I'm not too familiar with Krol, can someone fill me in about this guy?

  • In reply to Drew:

    I didn't try looking for stats but this is OK >>>

  • In reply to Adam25:

    Thanks Adam. I guess it remains to be seen what this guy can do.

  • In reply to Drew:

    I've listed a couple of highlight reels that show a little bit of what Krol can do below. He appears to be very precise with his passes and gets the ball off his feet quickly. He also seems to be very willing to get forward and attack. The only downside that the two videos brought to my attention was the fact that he appears to be very left foot dominant -- I don't think I saw him use his right more than 5 times in the first video (which is 9 minutes long...)

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    Is there a need for a right foot on a left back? And all left footed players that have ever played the sport have NO right foot. That's common knowledge. Look at Conde, Segares, Mapp, Banner, Pappa. They cant use their right feet to save their lives. As long as he gets forward and can cross the ball to McBrides head, he is good by me. Anyone that Real Madrid on their resume can have a spot on the Chicago Fire.

  • In reply to Rubberbandman189:

    You definitely don't have to have a good right foot to be a good left back. But having one certainly wouldn't hurt...

  • In reply to Drew:

    A left back would not be my number 1 choice for the Fire at the present time, but if he's good enough...

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    Number 1 choice for what? Segares left, we needed to fill the void. He is just one piece to the offseason signings.

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