Fire Confidential's Guillermo Rivera reported a week ago that former Mexican International defensive midfielder Pavel Pardo would likely leave Club America and was negotiating a move to the MLS. Guillermo also noted that Chicago was one of the MLS clubs Pardo was linked to.
ESPNLosAngeles.com then reported that Pardo would be likely moving to Chicago. A Google Translation said "MEXICO CITY - Every beginning has an end and the captain of the Eagles of America, Pavel Pardo, her cycle ended Coapa club. The midfielder and did not travel with the team for spring training with a view to opening 2011. The player, who also joined the Mexican national team, stayed in Mexico City to negotiate and define their future output, which points to the Major League Soccer (MLS), specifically with the Chicago Fire." More after the break:
Mexican sources have reported that Pardo has officially left Club America and one report said he would be moving to Bridgeview. A translation of a portion of the article said: "Their separation is given after all Coapa today took suitcases to go to Cancun to make his preseason, but the midfielder was left in the capital city and in the coming days would come to Chicago, where it could be your future." The translation of a wire story confirmed this, saying "Pavel Pardo midfielder azulcrema whole, was unrelated to the team of Carlos Reinoso from Wednesday and is now in talks with Major League Soccer in the United States to enroll with a picture of American football. Just today, the roster of the Eagles is coming to Cancun for spring training start in his time on the beach, a trip that the veteran player and will no longer take place in the national capital to finalize the situation with America and shape their future appears to be in the Windy City."
The next day, another article indicated that Pardo was in Mexico City to negotiate a contract with MLS. Chicago was mentioned as the likely destination. Google translated a portion of that article as "Pavel Pardo's future is in the United States, as the midfielder is in talks with MLS to enroll with a team from that league, very possibly the Chicago Fire. Americanist campus yesterday traveled to Cancun where he developed his preseason, but it was not the veteran midfielder, as he was in Mexico City to fix their settlement with America and negotiate their arrival at U.S. soccer."
Pardo, 35 years old, is a Club America legend with over 300 appearances for the Mexican giants. He also has 148 Caps with the Mexican National Team and 71 appearances with Stuttgart of the German Bundesliga.