Fire Signs Frankowski

Fire Signs Frankowski

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 19, 2008
  • 6 Comments

Quick update in the terms of player movement. The Chicago Fire have signed Polish striker Tomasz Frankowski.

A formal announcement of the deal will happen either sometime today or tomorrow.

The two sides have been working on a contract for the last several days. The 33-year-old striker is coming over from Wolverhampton, but he is more noted for his time at Polish clib Wiksa Krakow where he played 173 games in seven years and scored 115 goals in that time.

He looks like an old-ass man if you really think about it. But this is a solid move for Chicago due to the Polish population in the city, which means more butts in the seats at Toyota Park.

It will be interesting to see how he works with Blanco and guys like Barrett and Rolfe.

What do you Fire fans make of this move? Good, bad or ugly?

  • J.D. Rollins

    Hmmm… I could've swore we had our Discovery Player tag on him.

  • J.D. Rollins

    Hmmm… I could’ve swore we had our Discovery Player tag on him.

  • Michal

    I am an avid Wisla Krakow fan and I know Tomasz well. He is an incredible player, one of the best strikers I have ever seen. He's not too fast or powerful but he's just a fox around the goal. He's tricky, always remains calm and the ball just seems to look for him. You'll see his signature lobs over the goalie and you'll know why he's one of my favorites. I'm really glad the Fire picked him up!

  • chitownfire

    I'm anxious to see how this works out. I wonder how he'll work with Rolfe up top and with Blanco at mid…hmmm it'll be interesting to see.

  • Michal

    I am an avid Wisla Krakow fan and I know Tomasz well. He is an incredible player, one of the best strikers I have ever seen. He’s not too fast or powerful but he’s just a fox around the goal. He’s tricky, always remains calm and the ball just seems to look for him. You’ll see his signature lobs over the goalie and you’ll know why he’s one of my favorites. I’m really glad the Fire picked him up!

  • chitownfire

    I’m anxious to see how this works out. I wonder how he’ll work with Rolfe up top and with Blanco at mid…hmmm it’ll be interesting to see.