Press Release

Chicago Fire FC Exercise 2021 Contract Options on Four Players

2020 Contracts Exercised

CHICAGO (Nov. 12, 2020) – Chicago Fire FC today announced the Club has exercised contract options for four players from the team’s 2020 roster. An additional 23 players remain under contract, bringing the Club’s current roster to 27 players under contract for the 2021 MLS season.

The Fire exercised the 2021 contract options on the following four players: forward Elliot Collier, midfielder Djordje Mihailović, defender Wyatt Omsberg and defender Nicholas Slonina.

Additionally, the Club declined the 2021 contract options of the following two players: midfielder Jeremiah Gutjahr and goalkeeper Connor Sparrow. Gutjahr is eligible for the MLS Waiver Draft, while Sparrow is eligible to participate in the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

Midfielder Micheal Azira and forward CJ Sapong are out of contract and eligible for free agency. The Fire is currently in discussions with midfielder Brandt Bronico regarding his future with the Club.

The following players were already guaranteed for next season: midfielder Ignacio Aliseda, forward Robert Berić, defender Jonathan Bornstein, goalkeeper Chris Brady, defender Francisco Calvo, midfielder Javier Casas Jr., midfielder Przemysław Frankowski, midfielder Gastón Giménez, midfielder Brian Gutiérrez, midfielder Fabian Herbers, defender Johan Kappelhof, goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm, midfielder Álvaro Medrán, midfielder Alex Monis, defender Miguel Navarro, defender/midfielder Mauricio Pineda, defender Andre Reynolds II, midfielder Allan Rodríguez, defender Boris Sekulić, goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth, goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, midfielder Luka Stojanović and defender Carlos Terán.

Below is the Fire’s 2021 roster as it currently stands:

Goalkeeper (4): Chris Brady, Kenneth Kronholm, Bobby Shuttleworth, Gabriel Slonina

Defender (10): Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Calvo, Johan Kappelhof, Miguel Navarro, Wyatt Omsberg, Mauricio Pineda, Andre Reynolds II, Boris Sekulić, Nicholas Slonina, Carlos Terán 

Midfielder (11): Ignacio Aliseda, Javier Casas Jr., Przemysław Frankowski, Gastón Giménez, Brian Gutiérrez, Fabian Herbers, Alex Monis, Álvaro Medrán, Djordje Mihailović, Allan Rodríguez, Luka Stojanović

Forward (2): Robert Berić, Elliot Collier