Chicago Fire FC and Defender Marcelo Mutually Agree to Part Ways

CHICAGO (Jan. 14, 2020) – Chicago Fire FC announced today that the Club has agreed to mutually part ways with Brazilian defender Marcelo.

Marcelo, 30, originally joined the Fire from Portuguese first division side Sporting CP on Dec. 27, 2018. He made 16 regular season appearances (12 starts) during the 2019 MLS campaign.

Chicago will kick off its 2020 MLS season on the road on Sunday, March 1 against defending MLS Cup Champions Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field at 2:00 p.m. CT (ESPN). The Fire will officially make its return to Soldier Field on Saturday, March 21 when the team hosts Atlanta United FC in its 2020 home opener at 2:30 p.m. CT (Univision).

Fans can secure a seat for the Fire’s 2020 MLS home opener, or any home game of the regular season, through a variety of ticket packages. Beginning as low as $15 per game, season ticket packages for the 2020 campaign are available for purchase online or by calling 888-MLS-FIRE to speak with a season ticket sales representative. Additionally, season tickets for children ages 12-and-under are also currently available for as low as $12.50 per game.

Transaction: Chicago Fire FC and defender Marcelo agree to mutually part ways.