CHICAGO (Nov. 14, 2019) – The Chicago Fire today announced that it has received $75,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money (GAM) from Inter Miami CF. In exchange, Chicago traded defender Grant Lillard to Inter Miami.
“Going back to his days as an Academy player, Grant always represented the Club with pride,” said Chicago Fire President and General Manager Nelson Rodríguez. “We appreciate what he has given the Club and hope that this opportunity further advances his career.”
Lillard, 23, was signed by the Fire on January 18, 2018. Over the last two seasons, the Hinsdale, Ill., native represented the Club on 14 occasions across all competitions, including MLS regular season matches and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contests.
In 2020, the Fire will return to Soldier Field for its 23rd MLS campaign. Fans can secure a seat for the Club’s 2020 MLS Home Opener on March 21 against Atlanta United FC, or any game of the regular season, with a refundable $20 ticket deposit. Season tickets for the 2020 season are also currently on sale, with packages starting at $25 per game. More information is available at www.chicago-fire.com/tickets.
Transaction: Chicago Fire Soccer Club acquires $75,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money from Inter Miami CF in exchange for defender Grant Lillard on Nov. 14, 2019.