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Chicago Fire Soccer Club Signs Argentine Defender Nicolás Del Grecco

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Del Grecco appeared in 12 league matches for Olimpia in the Honduran first division since joining the club on Jan. 22, 2018. He additionally appeared in a Concacaf Champions League match against the New York Red Bulls on March 1.

Prior to his move to Honduras, the 24-year-old captained Club Deportivo Libertad de Sunchales in the Argentine third division. He appeared in 36 matches and scored his first professional goal in the fourth minute of a 4-0 win on Nov. 18, 2017.

Born in Morteros, Argentina, Del Grecco made his senior debut with Atlético de Rafaela in 2015, and also featured for Club Atlético Tigre and the Boca Juniors reserve side in his home country.

Transaction: Chicago Fire sign defender Nicolás Del Grecco

Name: Nicolás Del Grecco
Position: Defender
Height : 6'1"
Weight: 172
Date of Birth: Nov. 19, 1993
Birthplace : Morteros, Argentina
Citizenship: Argentina
Last Club: Olimpia (HON)

About Chicago Fire Soccer Club
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded in 1998 on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, and kicked off its 21st season in Major League Soccer in 2018. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup, the 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 Supporters' Shield. The Club's charitable arm, the Chicago Fire Foundation, was recognized as the 2016 Beyond Sport Team of the Year and the 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Sport Team of the Year. As part of the national It's Everyone's Game campaign, the Fire have committed to assist in the construction of 50 mini-pitches in underserved neighborhoods throughout the Chicagoland area in the next five years. Anchoring Chicago's growing soccer fan base, the Fire play their home games at 20,000-seat Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. For more information on the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, visit www.Chicago-Fire.com.