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January 1, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Not much of a surprise in either selection with Bastian Schweinsteiger taking the MVP but his Defensive Player of the year was not a given by any means. The Golden Boot of course is for most goals so that was a given with Nemanja Nikolic getting it for 2 years running and now is one of just 4 players in club history with more than a single season with goals totalling double digits.  

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December 29, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Jonathan Lewis the 21 year old midfielder for the NY team must be the player alluded to by USMNT HC Gregg Berhalter in his conference call as the final piece to be added, now bringing the roster to 28. His addition brings the number to 8 players in their first camp and 13 of those in camp yet to see the field. Lewis had been with the U-20's who took the 2017 Concacaf Title. Camp begins Jan. 6 in Calif. to prep for games with Panama Jan . 27 @ State Farm Stadium, Glendale AZ 8 p.m. ET on ESPN 2 & Univision Networks.

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December 29, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

The rights to Jonathan Campbell went west as a pick blew into the windy city for the 2020 Draft. Fire Pres/GM Nelson Rodriguez had this to say of  Campbell, "During his time with the club, Jonathan always gave his best on the field. We wish Jonathan the best of luck." The 12th overall selection in the 2016 Draft, he had 72 games, 49 starts for Chicago, notching a goal and a pair of assists. Tis past season, the 25 year old saw action in 15 games starting 11 of them. It is a big drop in just 3 years to then leave, getting a 4th rounder a year into the future.

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December 26, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Campos is now under contract and the club holds the option for 2020, 2021 & 2022. Fire Pres. & GM, Nelson Rodrigez stated "When we signed him to a reserve contract we promised him that we would improve that original deal." The rookie year of 2018, saw him get in 23 games with 13 starts for one goal and a pair of assists, these games were tops for the rookies in Chicago. The 17 chances he created were 4th on the team. "I'm very grateful to the Club for believing in me and offering me this new contract."  stated Campos.

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December 20, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

GAM money from the Galaxy is lining the pockets of Chicago in the amount of $75,000 for the right of first refusal for the 29 year old Juninho. The Brazilian was with the Fire in 2017 while out on loan from Club Tijuana getting one goal and 2 assists over 21 games, 17 starts. This money will be in play for 2020.

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