The Chicago Fire have signed free agent Alan Gordon on a guaranteed contract through the 2018 season, the club announced on Friday.
The veteran MLS man spent last season with the Colorado Rapids, but played a majority of his career with the LA Galaxy, where he scored 40 goals in 200 appearances for the club.
"Alan's ability to link with the midfield while under pressure and his prowess in aerial duels are skill sets that we needed to add," Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez said of the 36-year-old.
CHICAGO -- This is the story of Chicago natives who aspire to be professionals in soccer or have already achieved that feat. On and off the pitch, they look to thrive and achieve excellence.
Consider Oscar Gonzalez, a star striker on the University of Illinois at Chicago's soccer team. He studies sociology and earns high academic grades; he also demonstrates great skill when it comes to playing football.
"It is very hard to have a job, going to school and playing soccer all at once. However,...