CHICAGO (March 7, 2021) – Chicago Fire FC today announced that midfielder Álvaro Medrán has received his U.S. Green Card, granting him permanent resident status in the United States. With permanent resident status, Medrán will no longer occupy an international slot on the Fire’s roster.
Signed by the Club on Oct. 10, 2019, Medrán, 26, made 23 appearances (23 starts) and tallied two goals and six assists in his first season with the Fire.
The Fire currently have nine international players under contract for the 2021 season: Ignacio Aliseda, Robert Berić, Jhon Espinoza, Gastón Giménez, Stanislav Ivanov, Chinonso Offor, Boris Sekulić, Luka Stojanović and Carlos Terán.
Chicago currently has 29 players under contract for the 2021 season. Below is the Fire’s current 2021 roster.
Goalkeeper (4): Chris Brady, Kenneth Kronholm, Bobby Shuttleworth, Gabriel Slonina
Defender (11): Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Calvo, Jhon Espinoza, Johan Kappelhof, Miguel Navarro, Wyatt Omsberg, Mauricio Pineda, Andre Reynolds II, Boris Sekulić, Nicholas Slonina, Carlos Terán
Midfielder (12): Ignacio Aliseda, Javier Casas Jr., Elliot Collier, Przemysław Frankowski, Gastón Giménez, Brian Gutiérrez, Fabian Herbers, Stanislav Ivanov, Álvaro Medrán, Alex Monis, Allan Rodríguez, Luka Stojanović
Forward (2): Robert Berić, Chinonso Offor