Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire signed two-time World Cup
veteran and former Mexican international striker Guillermo Franco on Friday.
Franco, 35, played for Mexico from 2005-10 and was on the 2006 and 2010 World
Cup teams. He retired from international play in 2010.
On the club level, Franco has played for San Lorenzo, Monterrey, Villarreal,
West Ham, Velez Sarsfield and most recently, Pachuca. He made 12 appearances
for Pachuca this year.
"We're happy to add a talented player like Guillermo to our team," said Fire
coach Frank Klopas. "He has a wealth of international playing experience and
will be a great asset as we look to strengthen our squad for a potential MLS
Cup Playoff run."
Franco will be added to the roster pending the receipt of his International
Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa.
Per club and MLS policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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