The Fire have made official the signing of Kheli Dube, their lone pick in the 2011 MLS re-entry draft. This builds on the busy offseason the Fire have had, with Dube becoming their fifth player added to the Fire roster this offseason. Follow me after the break for a couple of comments and some info on Dube...
This signing further helps bolster the Fire offensive ranks. Although Dominic Oduro had a breakout season last year, the Fire hope some of the new signings they have made this offseason will help raise the Fire's goal scoring tally even more in 2012. Head coach Frank Klopas had kind words of praise for the Dube signing:
“Kheli has been an offensive threat since he came into the league,” said Chicago Fire head coach Frank Klopas. “He’s a gritty, hard working striker that plays for the badge. Since joining us in preseason Kheli has shown his desire to be part of our club.”
Here's a little bit more info on Kheli:
Player: Mkhokheli (Kheli) Dube
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: June 18, 1983
Place of Birth: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Citizenship: Zimbabwe (Green Card holder)
Last Club: New England Revolution
How Acquired: Signed on as free agent (January 24, 2012) after being selected in Stage Two of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Process (December 12, 2011)
Welcome to the Fire Kheli, we look forward to cheering you on in 2012. Click here for the full Fire press release.