Saturday January 20 10:16 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Forward David Arshakyan Mutually Terminate Contract


"Despite the best efforts of both sides, these past 16 months did not work out as either would have hoped. We wish David the best of luck as he continues his career," said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez.

Arshakyan signed with the Fire on Aug. 3, 2016. He made 16 regular season appearances for the Men in Red.

Transaction: Chicago Fire Soccer Club and forward David Arshakyan mutually terminate contract.

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.