- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 27, 2008
- 6 Comments
A bit of depressing news if you ask me tonight for soccer fans in the Windy City. The Chicago Fire and the MLS failed to come to an agreement with rookie keeper Dominic Cervi.
The Fire was unable to come to an agreement with Cervi and his agent Ron Waxman. Now he had decided to move on to Europe to try and join the man he was set to replace, Matt Pickens.
“We’re very disappointed — he’s a player with a great future,” said Fire president John Guppy. “It’s unfortunate. He consistently told us Chicago was the best place for him to begin his professional career.”
Really tough blow for the Fire, who need this guy to eventually take over for Jon Busch this season. He will now try to take his game to Europe since he cannot sign with another MLS club this year (and probably next year since the Fire will hold his rights).
The Fire are probably going to have to trade within the league for another keeper but more than likely they will make due with what they have right now with Nick Noble and Busch.
I believe this makes three draft picks that have failed to sign with the league and have moved on to play in Europe. I could be wrong on that number but its in the three t0 five neighborhood.
In other Fire news, apparently things are getting rough with the club and defender Wilham Conde. The Fire refuses to trade him and Conde is sounding worse everything we hear news about him. This cannot be good for the club and the player going into a new season.