Saturday January 20 10:15 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Acquires 2019 MLS SuperDraft Pick from Houston Dynamo in Exchange for Arturo Alvarez


"Arturo had perhaps his two best years wearing our red and we appreciate all that he gave to our club," said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez. "We saw this as a chance to allow him to return home while opening up his minutes for some other players."

Signed on March 3, 2016, the Houston native scored eight goals and tallied 11 assists in 55 regular season matches for the Fire. Alvarez additionally appeared in five Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches.

A Salvadoran international, Alvarez recently made his return to the national team after a two year absence, earning the start in a 1-0 international friendly win against Canada on Oct. 8, 2017.

Transaction: Chicago Fire Soccer Club acquires Houston Dynamo's natural second round selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for Arturo Alvarez.

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire and celebrated its 20th season in Major League Soccer in 2017. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 Supporters' Shield. Anchoring Chicago's growing soccer fan base, the Fire play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., located 15 miles from Chicago's Loop.