CHICAGO (Feb. 13, 2016) – The Chicago Fire have acquired general and targeted allocation money from the Montreal Impact in exchange for midfielder Harry Shipp, the club announced on Saturday.
“Pauno and I met with Harry on Saturday to give him the news,” said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez. “Harry is a homegrown player and an obvious fan-favorite, which makes this trade more emotional than most. However, we believe this trade will prove to be beneficial for our club and for Harry’s career.”
Shipp, 24, had 10 goals and 14 assists in 66 games for the Chicago Fire during his two years with the club. He also made eight appearances for the Fire during Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play, helping the team reach the semifinals both years. Shipp initially signed with Chicago as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 9, 2014.
Transaction: Chicago Fire (MLS) acquire general and targeted allocation money from Montreal Impact (MLS) in exchange for M Harry Shipp.