As expected the Fire have signed Argentine central midfielder Sebastian Grazzini. The 30 year old playmaker will be added to the 30 man roster this Friday and will be available for selection upon receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
Grazzini will arrive in Chicago on Thursday night. Although terms of the deal have not been disclosed some reports out of Argentina have speculated that the deal is for one year.
How quickly Grazzini can get acclimated to MLS play and the runs and tendencies of his teammates in order to truly be effective as a central playmaker is a question that needs to be answered relatively quickly if the Fire are to make a run at a playoff berth. With fifteen games remaining the team currently sits only four points out of a playoff spot but there are four teams ahead of them in the table (Chivas, San Jose, Sporting KC, and DC).