CHICAGO (Nov. 3, 2023) - Chicago Fire FC today announced that the Club has acquired $100,000 in 2024 General Allocation Money from FC Dallas in exchange for the Homegrown Priority for former Academy midfielder Leonardo Orejarena.
The Fire will receive an additional $300,000 in GAM if Orejarena meets certain performance-based metrics. Additionally, Chicago will retain a sell-on percentage if Orejarena is transferred out of MLS or traded within the league.
The Colombian-American midfielder developed within the Chicago Fire Academy before joining the Barça Residency Academy USA program at the end of the 2022 Academy season. With this transaction, Orejarena has signed a contract with FC Dallas’ MLS NEXT Pro side, North Texas SC, through the 2025 season.
Transaction: Chicago Fire FC acquires $100,000 in 2024 GAM from FC Dallas in exchange for the Homegrown Priority for midfielder Leonardo Orejarena.