Fire add Uruguayan striker Puppo

January, 11, 2012
1/11/12
10:34
PM CT

An offseason of turnover continued for the Chicago Fire on Wednesday with the team's announcement that it had signed Uruguayan striker Federico Puppo.

“Federico Puppo is a player we’ve kept an eye for the past few seasons,” said Fire head coach Frank Klopas. “He is a smart forward who moves well off the ball and finishes in front of the goal. His addition helps us to strengthen our attacking core. We are excited to get all of these guys into camp and begin putting in the work on the field.”

Puppo, 25, will join the Fire from the Primera División Uruguaya club Danubio F.C. He scored two goals in ten matches with Danubio.

Puppo was a member of the Uruguay team that played in the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara. He scored a goal in appearances in that tournament.


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