Guillermo Franco leaves Pachuca for Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire announced Friday that the club has signed Guillermo Franco on a free transfer.

Chicago Fire announced Friday that the club has signed Guillermo Franco on a free transfer.

The two-time World Cup veteran and Mexican international will be added to the Fire's roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa. Per club and MLS policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We're happy to add a talented player like Guillermo to our team," said Fire Head 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 joins the Fire from Liga MX side Pachuca where he made 12 appearances in 2012. The Corrientes, Argentina product began his career with Argentine Primera División side San Lorenzo in 1995. Franco spent the next seven seasons with San Lorenzo, scoring 23 goals in 96 matches.

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