The recent releases of Orr Barouch and Giuseppe Gentile combined with the loan move sending Juan Luis Anangono to Ecuador made it obvious that the Fire would need to add forward depth some time soon. Former Tottenham striker Cameron Lancaster trialed with the team last week but he's longer in Chicago.
With that in mind, the Fire announced today that they have signed former Chivas USA forward Matthew Fondy. The 24 year old attacker was waived by Chivas on June 26 after making only 8 appearances over two seasons. He played in one match this year as a substitute. He's also played for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and the Los Angeles Blues in USLPro.
This is a move to fill out the off-budget roster after the departures of Barouch and Gentile. The transfer window opens on Tuesday and it's a near certainty that more moves are coming if not next week, then in the very near future. It doesn't seem likely that Frank Yallop and Brian Bliss will sit still with a 2-4-9 record and something substantial needing to be done if the season is to be salvaged.
The next month should be an interesting one, even if the results on the pitch aren't there yet.
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