Defender Joao Meira has announced via Twitter that he is not returning to the club next season. This comes as no surprise since he was out of contract and looking for an increase in order to stay with the Fire.
The Fire have been looking for a left-footed centerback to pair with Johan Kappelhof for some time. An injury to Christian Dean and the departure of Meira puts that search back near the top of Nelson Rodriguez's wish list this winter.
Meira wrote: "I'd like to announce that I will not be a member of the Chicago Fire for the 2018 season. Thanks for these two years of my career and best of luck to all my teammates who stay at the club. To you Fire fans, I really appreciate how you have treated me since I arrived."
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