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Fire signs Colombian forward Nazarit

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The Chicago Fire has had such a good return on its South American forward signings that the club decided to go back to the well again.

Chicago signed 20-year-old Colombian forward Cristian Nazarit on a free transfer from top-flight Colombian team Independiente Santa Fe, the club announced on Wednesday.

Nazarit joins offseason Uruguayan signings Diego Chaves and Gaston Puerari on the depth chart of Chicago's revamped forward corps. He'll occupy the 30th and final roster spot on the Fire.

A 6-foot-1 Colombian youth international, Nazarit started his professional career at America de Cali in 2007 before moving to Santa Fe the following season. He scored 16 goals in 42 matches with Santa Fe.

“The Colombian target forward has pace, strikes the ball well and is able to play with his back to goal," Fire technical director Frank Klopas said in a release. "His size and offensive abilities make him a positive addition to our team.”

Nazarit will be available for Chicago's game against Vancouver on Saturday.

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