Chicago Fire adds striker Beric

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Updated 1/18/2020 6:34 PM

The Chicago Fire on Saturday celebrated the start of preseason training by announcing the transfer of Slovenian striker Robert Beric from Saint Etienne in France.

Beric, 28, will be a designated player. He has a two-year contract with a club option for the 2022 season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"I'm very happy to be in Chicago, and I think this is going to be a great new era for the Fire," Beric said in a club news release. "I am looking forward to getting to work with my new teammates and starting the new season."

The Fire opens the season March 1 at Seattle.

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