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Chicago Fire to replace ex-West Brom forward MacDonald with Ecuadorian striker

Sherjill MacDonald is set to be loaned out by Chicago Fire in order to receive more playing time.

The 28-year old Dutch striker has hardly featured since the end of April and suggested he could go out on loan.

"My agent spoke to Javier and Guillermo [Petrei, Chicago's VP of soccer operations]," he told Chicago-Fire.com. "We keep in good contact and we're working to get a solution for the situation to get me some more playing time.

"I haven't had the best season so I understand the Fire's side that they want to change the situation and bring someone else in and I think from both sides it's understandable. As long as I'm here, I'm still happy to be here. I love my teammates, and right now I'm still a Chicago Fire player."

In addition, it appears as though the Fire are set to bring an unnamed Ecuadorian striker, believed to be Juan Luis Anangono of Argentinos Juniors.

"When you look at his record of scoring in Ecuador, it's not huge because he's young, and then he ended up going to Argentina," Fire president of soccer operations Javier Leon said. "He's a young guy so we expect him to continue to grow. I think he has incentive to be part of their national team."

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