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Blanco to Sign With Chicago

Cuauhtemoc Blanco one of Mexico’s best all time players, but also a temperamental superstar who was controversially left off the 2006 World Cup team, will sign early this week with the Chicago Fire according to the Chicago Tribune. Blanco will be the 2nd foriegn superstar signed under the so-called “Beckham Rule,” and the third player signed overall under the rule.

How will Blanco’s signing affect the Fire? Check out our Eastern Conference preview on Tuesday for analysis.

About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC. View all posts by Kartik Krishnaiyer →
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2 Responses to Blanco to Sign With Chicago

  1. DC United Fan says:

    It’s funny how all the AEG teams overpay for foreign players while Dc United discovers guys who have a bigger impact in this league. How many big name Mexican players have gone through Chicago and LA with little overall impact?

  2. Xavier says:

    What a total waste. I cannot believe AEG and the Fire would waste their time and $$$$ on this hothead who will flop like every other Mexican who attempts to leave Mexico.

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