Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011Posted: 5:32 p.m.
The Fire have waived midfielder Marko Maric, according to a team release.
Maric signed with the Fire in early March and played one match, and April 14 contest against Portland. The 28-year-old Croatian previously played 86 matches in Europe before heading overseas to join the Fire.
Illinois and head coach Lovie Smith added another piece to the Fighting Illini Class of 2017 late last night when Prospect two-star ranked offensive tackle Alex Palczewski (6-foot-6, 270 pounds) gave Illinois his verbal commitment.
"I felt extremely comfortable at Illinois," Palczewski told Orange and Blue News publisher Doug Buschon last night. "I know with Coach Lovie Smith there, that program is going to go sky high. We're going to win."
Palczewski, who flew under most recruiting radar screens missed his entire 2015 junior season because of an injury is now the 20th known verbal commitment in the Illinois Class of 2017 and the ninth known in-state commitment.