Shalrie Joseph is determined to embrace his shock move to Chicago Fire.

Joseph was traded to the Fire from New England Revolution last week.

"Once the initial shock wore off, it was, 'What's next for me?'" Joseph told reporters on Monday. "That's how I live my life. What's next? What can I do in the next moment? How can I make myself better?

"For me to come down here in a nice place, a nice environment ... it put a big smile on my face.

"I'm moving into a team that's in the hunt for the playoffs, a great environment, great locker room, great players around me. That's what the big smile's about."