March 11, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

MLS team Chicago Fire has added Academy product, Alex Monis at just 16, he is the 18th such signee in team lore, and is under contract untl 2023, wth a one year option.

HC Raphale Wicky informed "We're pleased to announce Alex as a Homegrown signing for the Chicago Fire. Alex is a talented player and while this is a huge step, we believe he is ready to develop within the first team environment and continue to sharpen his soccer abiliities."

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March 11, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

Added to ballots are a quartet of retirees, and 5 builders, voting on the 2020 class begins March 18. Those added have in fact met the qualifying criteria. 

New Veteran Players: Frank Klopas, Taylor Twellman, Marco Etchevery Steve Zungul. Interesting no mention is made of his time with the MISL NY Arrows, my first team or his many times named to an all league team there. Twellman joined the family business as a pro soccer player after his father and uncle.

We had prevously gone over the criteria to be nominated as a Veteran and Builder, we will not touch on them here.

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March 11, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

Yes, after a decade and a half in MLS, Benny of Sporting Kansas City has hung up his cleats. Such a successful pro career highlighted by a MLS title and a pair of Lamar Hunt US Open Cups while with SKC, at the national team he had equal success with a Gold Cup title and World Cup games for the USMNT.

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March 10, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

Jason Pendant, a 23 year old back with 4 years in France, his last with FC Sochaux-Montbeliard in Ligue 2 has joined the New York Red Bulls. The left back from France will of course use an international spot.

Denis Hamlett RBNY SD informed "We are pleased to welcome Jason to our Club. In scouting Jason, we saw all the qualities of a Red Bull player. He is a bright, mature young man that became a leader at Sochaux despite his young age."

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March 10, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

The 16 year old is now the 17th Homegrown in club lore, this teenaged midfielder is inked to the team through 2023 with a Club option for 2024. 

HC Raphael WIcky shared "Javier has shown tremendous upside as he has been training within the first-team throughout the 2020 season. His Soccer IQ is beyond his years and our staff is looking forward to working with him to continue his development in a professional setting."

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