CHICAGO (Dec. 20, 2021) – Chicago Fire FC today announced that the Club has acquired goalkeeper Spencer Richey via Free Agency. Richey, 29, is under contract with the Fire through 2023 with a Club option for the 2024 season.
“We’re very pleased to add Spencer to our roster heading into 2022,” said Sporting Director Georg Heitz. “With nearly a decade of professional experience, Spencer will not only be a great mentor for Chris Brady and Gaga Slonina but will also provide competition and depth at the goalkeeper position.”
Richey joins the Fire after spending the 2021 season with Seattle Sounders FC, where he featured in MLS play and in the USL Championship with Tacoma Defiance FC. A native of Seattle, Wash., Richey originally began his professional career with Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2015, making 46 USL Championship appearances for Whitecaps FC II. Outside of MLS play, he appeared in four Canadian Championship matches and two Concacaf Champions League fixtures with Vancouver.
After spending three seasons with Whitecaps FC, he joined FC Cincinnati in 2018 for its final season in USL, appearing in 16 games. He remained with Cincinnati for its first two MLS seasons, starting 28 of 29 appearances.
Transaction: Chicago Fire FC acquires goalkeeper Spencer Richey via Free Agency.
Name: Spencer Richey
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Date of Birth: May 30, 1992, in Seattle, Wash.
Citizenship: United States of America
Previous Club: Seattle Sounders FC
Current Chicago Fire FC Roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Chris Brady, Spencer Richey, Gabriel Slonina
Defenders (8): Jonathan Bornstein, Jhon Espinoza, Miguel Navarro, Wyatt Omsberg, Mauricio Pineda, Andre Reynolds II, Boris Sekulić, Carlos Terán
Midfielders (9): Javier Casas Jr., Gastón Giménez, Brian Gutiérrez, Fabian Herbers, Stanislav Ivanov, Alex Monis, Federico Navarro, Sergio Oregel Jr., Allan Rodríguez
Forwards (3): Jhon Durán, Chinonso Offor, Missael Rodríguez