- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 27, 2012
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- Alvaro Fernandez, Designated Players, Features, Trades
It’s Friday afternoon, and lately that has meant it’s trading time.
The Chicago Fire announced Friday that the club has acquired Alvaro Fernandez from Seattle Sounders FC in return for allocation money. Fernandez will occupy a Designated Player slot.
Fernandez joined Sounders FC in 2010 and tallied 13 goals in 55 MLS Regular Season matches.
The Uruguayan leaves Seattle after a couple seasons of so-so performances. At times he was very much the DP player that he signed on to be, scoring goals in league play and contributing well in the CONCACAF Champions League. Other times he saw limited time on the field and didn’t add much to the Sounders attack.
This is the second DP trade between Chicago and Seattle. Back in 2010, the Sounders sent Swedish midfielder Freddie Ljungberg to the Fire.
This move helps pave way for another that is said to be announced here shortly by the Sounders. Seattle is in advanced talks with midfielder Christian Tiffert, a potential DP candidate. Just about every news outlet in Germany, including the Kaiserslautern website say the deal is done and the Sounders say they are very close.