The Chicago Fire announced Wednesday that the club has acquired allocation money from D.C. United in exchange for forward Chris Rolfe. Exact terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
“The allocation money that we received in this trade will give us more flexibility and freedom moving forward,” said head coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop. “It’s always difficult to part ways with someone who has been part of the club for multiple years, but with our existing depth, we felt that this was the right move to make. We thank Chris for his service and wish him all the best in D.C.”
Rolfe began his MLS career with the Fire as the third-round selection in the 2005 draft. Throughout eight seasons, Rolfe has appeared in 178 regular-season matches and has 48 goals and 22 assists to his credit.