Chicago Fire welcome Kellen Gulley as first signing from juniors setup
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that the Fire have signed Kellen Gulley as the club's second home grown player.
Gulley, 17, joins the Men in Red from Chicago Fire Juniors - Mississippi and becomes the first player from the three Juniors programs based outside of Chicagoland to sign with the club's first team. Gulley will not be added to the Fire's first team roster until 2012. Per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gulley will arrive in Chicago on Sunday and begin training with the first team on Monday.
"Kellen is a very talented player and we are thrilled to add him to our first team," said Technical Director and interim head coach Frank Klopas.
"Kellen is a tremendous individual and has proved to be a scoring force with the Chicago Fire Juniors and U17 U.S. Men's National Team and will continue to grow as a player while with the Fire. Developing young professionals is the goal of our Juniors program and Kellen serves as a defining figure in our player development system."