Fire make lone selection of MLS Re-Entry Draft thing; Maicon Santos on way to Chicago

Maicon played in the Eastern Conference finals this year, so he at least brings playoff experience - Patrick McDermott

The Chicago Fire selected former DC United striker Maicon Santos in the first round of Stage One of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Process. Order the 2013 MLS Cup rings now.

The drafting season is upon us!

As I mentioned on Twitter earlier, this really is the nerdiest day of the MLS off-season. There are two kinds of people who were anxiously awaiting today's Stage One of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Process: a) the top 0.0001% of supporters and b) reporters/bloggers like me.

But the Chicago Fire kept the proceedings from being a complete dry heave with the selection of Maicon Santos, a 28-year-old Brazilian forward who most recently played for D.C. United, that team the Fire couldn't beat on the last weekend of the regular season.

On one hand, he had a good season last year, notching seven goals in 26 appearances. On the other, this is his FIFTH team since joining MLS with Chivas USA in 2009. So who knows.

What do y'all think? Is this a good move, a bad move or a meh move? Will he challenge for a starting spot or go the way of last season's lone re-entry pick Kheli Dube and not make a single first-team appearance?

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