CHICAGO (Jan. 5, 2017) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club re-signed Argentinian forward Luis Solignac to a two-year contract with a club option for a third on Thursday.
“Retaining Luis’ services as he enters his prime years as a footballer is an important addition for the club as we continue to build our roster for the 2017 season,” said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez. “His pace, combination play, and overall work rate are a very good fit for us. We expect Luis to continue to grow as a player and become an important contributor.
Solignac, 25, scored two goals in 13 games for the Fire after arriving from Colorado on Aug. 3, 2016 in a trade for General Allocation Money. He had five goals and four assists in all matches last season between his time with the Fire and Rapids.
Born in Buenos Aires, Solignac made his professional debut for his hometown side Club Atlético Platense in 2008 where he scored four goals in 14 appearances before heading out on loan to Portuguese side Sporting Clube de Braga and Argentinian side Club Atlético Banfield.
Solignac returned to Europe in 2013 when he joined Djurgårdens IF Fotboll in Sweden, scoring one goal in 14 appearances before heading to IFK Mariehamn in Finland. Solignac scored 20 goals in 41 Veikkausliiga appearances over the course of two seasons, including four multi-goal games.
In 2015 Solignac returned home and scored two goals in 10 appearances for Nueva Chicago before making his move to MLS.
Transaction: Chicago Fire Soccer Club re-sign F Luis Solignac.