Fire add right back Ramos on loan

The makeover of the back line is nearly complete. The Fire have announced the addition of right back Rodrigo Ramos on loan from Coritiba Football Club in Brazil's first division. The twenty year old has come up through Coritiba's youth system and was a member of the runner-up Brazilian side that fell to Veljko Paunovic's Serbian team in last summer's U20 World Cup. He made two appearances as a substitute during the tournament.

Ramos is expected to compete for the starting right back spot and will join the team pending receipt of his P1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.

The club is still in pursuit of another centerback in addition to Johan Kappelhof, who was officially announced yesterday. Should a deal not materialize for Lech Poznan center back Marcin Kaminski, sources indicate that a Spanish defender is also a possibility.

The Fire currently have 22 signed players on the roster, and 5 of the allotted 8 international spots occupied.


Current roster

GK: Sean Johnson, Patrick McLain, Matt Lampson*

DEF: Patrick Doody, Eric Gehrig, Michael Harrington, Brandon Vincent, Jonathan Campbell, Vincent Keller**, Joao Meira, Johan Kappelhof, Mauricio Pineda^, Rodrigo Ramos

MID: Kingsley Bryce, David Accam, Collin Fernandez, Matt Polster, Harry Shipp, Michael Stephens, Drew Conner, Nick LaBrocca, Razvan Cocis, Alex Morrell**, Vincent Mitchell**, Arturo Alvarez*, Parker Maher^^

FWD: Kennedy Igboananike, Gilberto, Joey Calistri


**unsigned draft pick

^Academy player

^^Saint Louis FC player



Filed under: 2016 Pre Season

Tags: Chicago Fire


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  • I'd be lying if I didn't let myself dream during the moment between seeing the headline and reading about which Ramos was being loaned to us (please let it be Sergio...) :)

  • In reply to Tweaky:

    That is some dream.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    haha, i know. it was fun while it lasted.

  • I hope the forward (& add'l midfield) positions get this kind of extensive search when looking for players.

  • In reply to BrianC.:


  • Guillermo if you have the chance recommend to the powers to check out all the attackers on the white caps squad. They will have to cut at least two and the fire could use either one.

  • In reply to Brokerman:

    Blas Perez? really?

  • Any word where Chris Ritter is this offseason? Trialing somewhere?

  • In reply to Fuegofan:

    Not sure where he is. I'd imagine he can get a pretty good run in USL somewhere.

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