Chicago Fire Soccer Club have announced the signing of forward Cristian Nazarith on a free transfer.
The 20-year-old striker comes to the club from Colombian Primera A side Independiente Santa Fe and will be available for selection by Fire Head Coach Carlos de los Cobos for the Chicago Fire – Vancouver Whitecaps match at TOYOTA PARK this Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. CT (CSN).
Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Cristian brings a wealth of talent and experience to the Chicago Fire,” said Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas.
“The Colombian target forward has pace, strikes the ball well and is able to play with his back to goal. His size and offensive abilities make him a positive addition to our team.”
Nazarith began his professional career with Colombian side America de Cali in 2007, where he appeared in 13 matches before transferring to Independiente at the beginning of 2008. While with Los Cardenales, Nazarit appeared in 42 matches, scoring 16 goals in the process.