Fire Sends Curtin to Chivas

Fire Sends Curtin to Chivas

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 21, 2008

Didn’t take some clubs long to get their trade on this morning. The Chicago Fire, hot off a successful draft in many minds has sent veteran central defender Jim Curtin to Chivas USA for conditional draft picks, team sources confirmed on Monday.

A seven-year veteran of the Fire, Curtin missed most of the 2007 season with a broken foot but he is expected to join Chivas USA and give the Goats a veteran back-up to central defenders Claudio Suarez and Shavar Thomas.

A nice move for Chivas as they need depth in the back and for the Fire it is a risky move considering what I think is still a weak defense. Obviously a deal is in place that we haven’t yet heard for a defender to make sure that weak lable goes away.

I also like this move for the Goats since their draft was pretty weak.

Chicago is not done dealing from what I hear. The Fire is also expected to trade for a forward in a deal that should be announced shortly. No word on which striker in the league they are after. We will see though soon enough today.