Fire sign Collin Fernandez as Homegrown Player - Fox 2 News Headlines

Fire sign Collin Fernandez as Homegrown Player

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The Chicago Fire have signed midfielder Collin Fernandez as a Homegrown Player. Fernandez will not be added to the Fire's first team roster until 2015.

“Collin is a talented player who has a bright future ahead of him,” Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop said in a statement. “It speaks highly of our player development system as Collin is our third Homegrown signing this year. He has already begun training with the first team and started to integrate himself into the locker room, which will help ease his transition when he's added to our roster next season.”

Fernandez joins the first team after spending the past four years in the Fire's Player Development system. He joined the first Under-14 Academy program at the age of thirteen and will be eligible for Academy matches this season.

“We're very proud of Collin as he ascends the ranks of the Chicago Fire Academy to the first team, which are the aspirations of every player in the program,” Fire Academy Director and Head Coach Larry Sunderland said in a statement.

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