Fire add to midfield depth with Cocis signing

Fire add to midfield depth with Cocis signing

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Fire add to midfield depth with Cocis signing

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By DAN KARELL

The Chicago Fire added a new piece to their midfield that they hope can bring some more stability to the club.

The Fire announced on Monday that they have signed Romanian international Razvan Cocis from Ukrainian club FC Hozerla Uzhhorod. Per MLS and team policy, terms of the transfer and contract were not disclosed.

“Razvan is an experienced, well-traveled central midfielder,” Fire head coach Frank Yallop said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of international experience and will be a great addition as we enter the second half of the season.”

Cocis has played across Europe and in the Middle East as well during his professional career. He began with FC Universitatea Cluj and has played with FC Sheriff Tiraspol, Lokomotiv Moscow, and Al Nasser in Saudi Arabia. The 31-year-old central midfielder has also earned 50 caps for his country, most recently playing in the World Cup qualifying playoffs against Greece last November.

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