Paladini traded to Crew; Bone is freed

An active Re-Entry Draft day didn’t see the Fire select anyone available but they were involved in other dealings. If you follow Fire Confidential on twitter you knew earlier today that Daniel Paladini was on the move but now the Fire have made it official. Paladini has been traded to Columbus for a fourth round draft selection.┬áThe move presumably clears more playing time for Alex according to Frank Yallop and should clear more budget space for other moves.

Corben Bone was selected by Philadelphia in the Re-Entry Draft and should finally get a chance to play with the Union in need of a playmaker. Chris Rolfe and Logan Pause were made available but were not selected by other MLS clubs. The Fire will probably look to renegotiate deals with them ahead of round 2 next Wednesday.

Filed under: 2013 Post Season

Tags: Chicago Fire


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  • Would've liked to see Bone get more of a chance, but good luck to him in Philly.

    Good riddance to Paladini.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Really, good riddance? I'm surprised by this reaction. I thought he did a good job considering where he came from and his salary.

  • Paladini is an o.k. player coming off the bench who played with a lot of energy and heart, but somewhat short of talent.
    Doubt if he will make the starting lineup long term for any contending team. Glad to see Bone get a chance somewhere.
    With the reserve league being somewhat of a joke it's difficult
    to judge his talents.

  • Marco Schallibaum is out in Montreal.

    Sources tell me Frank Klopas will interview for the vacant head coaching job there.

  • paladini was a very solid backup, i thought he did well when called upon.

    bone was wasting away on the bench. and the few times i did get to see him he just seemed to be invisible (irony intended)

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    My heart dislikes this move but my brain agrees with it. Paladini was one of my favorite players to watch on the pitch this year, which dwindled as the season went on and we had too many midfield players vying for positions.

  • In reply to Jeff S:

    I've liked Paladini for his hard-nosed work ethic and on-field demeanor for several years so I share the sense of loss. But he's always been an overachiever and you never know when that's going to run out. I wish him well and suspect he will likely become equally beloved (hopefully not at the Fire's expense) in Columbus.

    But I'm pleased with the clear sense of purpose I see in the actions generated by the arrival of Frank Yallop. More importantly, I have no sense of a club fumbling around trying to luck into something. If this keeps up and carries over onto the pitch in the Spring, Andy K. may have earned himself a complete reversal of his ownership reputation. Why did he have to wait so long?!? But thank you Andy for pulling out your A game!

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