- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 17, 2010
- 2 Comments
- Designated Player
We heard late yesterday that the Chicago Fire were set to name a new Designated Player today. Rumors went around that the club would be bringing in two top named Mexican players but it turns out those rumors were only half true. The club is bringing in one man who can score goals, and lots of them.
That man is 26-year old striker Nery Castillo.
Sure the Chicago Fire and its fans probably did want Cuauhtemoc Blanco but instead they get someone who has a proven track record of scoring goals and lots of them is a lot younger.
Castillo enjoyed his best time with Olympiakos, but a big-money transfer to Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk has lead to goal-less stints with them, Manchester City and Dnipro. A lack of playing time also costed him a spot on the Mexican national side this summer in South Africa.
Some folks will dub this the best Mexican signing in league history while others are going to say its a fairly decent signing. No matter which way you look at it this is a pretty big coup for the league.
What do you make of this signing for the Fire? Like it or love it?