The Fire finally revealed the identity of the second international striker today, and his name is Diego Chaves. At 5'-10" and 150 lbs. Chaves isn't exactly a prototypical target forward but the Fire are hopeful that he can fill the #9 spot that is currently up for grabs.
Chaves played briefly with Uruguayan teammate Gaston Puerari in 2009 at Montevideo Wanderers before playing for Queretaro and Veracruz in Mexico. Veracruz is the same second division side that Cuauhtemoc Blanco played for in 2010. Chaves returned to Uruguay and played ten matches for Nacional before joining the Fire.
Chaves will report to training in Florida on Sunday.
MLS/FSC agree to 1 Year Deal
MLS and Fox Soccer Channel agreed to a 1 year 6.5 million dollar deal to broadcast matches again this upcoming season. The dollar figure is considerably less than the reported $20 million sum MLS was looking for but it is $3 million dollars more than they received for the rights to games last season.
Here's the complete broadcast schedule. The Fire have only one FSC game this year, July 9 against the Galaxy.