Fire loan out playmaker Grazzini

Fire loan out playmaker Grazzini

MLS- Chicago Fire

Fire loan out playmaker Grazzini

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The curious case of Sebastian Grazzini and the Chicago Fire has come to a resolution.

The Fire loaned Grazzini to Argentine club Atletico de Rafaela on Friday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Fire had exercised their option on the Argentine playmaker for a second year at the end of June after a bit of a contract dispute, but Grazzini had returned to his native country because of a family issue soon after.

Grazzini, 31, had not played for the Fire since a June 23 win over Columbus in which he registered an assist. Grazzini had emerged as an important part of the Fire's attack after joining the club as a free agent 13 months ago. He had five goals and four assists in 11 games last season and added two goals in five assists in 14 matches this season.

With attacking reinforcements such as Chris Rolfe, Alex, Sherjill MacDonald and Alvaro Fernandez brought in mid-season, the Fire had the flexibility to part ways with Grazzini. 

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