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Chicago adds playmaker Grazzini


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Chicago Fire coach Frank Klopas alluded to a potential player signing after his team's U.S. Open Cup victory on Tuesday night. A day later, that signing is complete.

The Fire added playmaking midfielder Sebastian Grazzini to its roster, signing the 30-year-old Argentine on Wednesday.

The left-footed Grazzini most recently played for Club Atletico All Boys and has played in his native Argentina since 2008 after various stops in Europe and Venezuela. He scored five goals in 22 matches across the 2010-2011 Argentine Apertura and Clausura seasons for All Boys. Grazzini will join the club upon the opening of the summer transfer window on Friday and be available selection when the Fire host Portland on Saturday.

What do you think of the signing? How do you see Grazzini's arrival changing Chicago's attack?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I didn’t say this guy has all those qualities but there’s a chance he might where there’s no chance someone who has those skills is available stateside.

  2. Ahahaha you haven’t even seen this guy play and you say he has the creativity to make perfect passes. Couldn’t have been that good to end up in the venezulean league. People like you who think every argentine and brazilian player are gods make me laugh so hard. I wasn’t talking about established players, here in florida I see plenty of creativity but mls is too lazy to scout players in this country. Please don’t reply to me ever again, everyone of your posts I’ve seen never make any sense.

  3. Everyone makes the playoffs? Wow. You’re the most ill-informed SBI poster which is kinda like being the most racist Nazi.

  4. True but that’s american football and he played for the Packers.
    Pato played in Chicago for the Sting….

    And the Packers suck!!!!! Go Bears!!!

  5. Wait I didn’t realise it was bad thing that I am tired of seeing 30 year old international players come here never work out and complain about the league.

  6. Are you kidding? There are only about 10 players stateside who have creativty imagination with the technical ability to make them happe and can make an accurate pass….

    If the Fire needed a d mid who can’t make a forward pass but could hack everyone in site and make 500 backpasses to the goalie in a game, that you can find stateside

  7. i think it is inevitable that Pappa will be going to Europe at some point, whether that is this transfer window or the next.

    Grazziani could be seen as a short term stop-gap. he is more of a pass first guy from what i have seen (not a lot), and that should fit in nicely with chicago’s bevy of attacking options. it frees up oduro and nyarko to stay wide and he can hopefully control the offensive part of the game from the middle of the park. unlike marco who could control the game but was always drifting wide.

    i like pappa a lot, but if he is gone, then this guy should slide right in front of logan pause and be able to pull some strings hopefully

  8. Great signing, the 2nd half of the Fire season is gonna shut a lot of you up. Refer to this comment come playoff time.

  9. My sources say Papa is not leaving I wouldnt be heartbroken if he left he scores alot but he kills flow of the game by looking to send thirty yard bombs first and pass second

  10. Rumor is it’s a one year deal, so unlikely he’s seen as a Pappa replacement in my opinion. But maybe I’m not thinking like the FO.

  11. one would hope we arent opting to replace an early 20’s winger with a 30 yr old… hopefully he solidifies the midfield and we actually possess the ball from time to time

  12. and how do you come up with that comparison? rosales is a winger/forward and grazzini is a middle of the park midfielder……oh, that’s right their both argentinian so they have to be the same, just one less as exciting, apparently.


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