Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: Former Barcelona DM Abraham Gonzalez

A report out of Spain states that the Fire are negotiating to acquire former Barcelona and current player for Spanish 2nd division Alcorcon Abraham Gonzalez. A Google Translation of the relevant passage:

Abraham Gonzalez is about to play next season in Major League Soccer (MLS). The Chicago Fire, one of its representative teams, we want for the 2012 season which will start on 10 March, and negotiations to bring the midfielder to their ranks.

More on Gonzalez after the break.

Gonzalez is a 26 year old defensive midfielder. He began his professional career in 2004 and signed with Barcelona B, Barcelona FC's second division affiliate, in 2007. He played two seasons for Barcelona B and scored four goals. He made one La Liga appearance for the Barcelona senior team in 2009.

Gonzalez is currently under contract with and playing regularly for Alcorcon, with a mixture of substitute and starting appearances. The Fire would likely owe Alcorcon a transfer fee to acquire Gonzalez. My impression is that Gonzalez's role on the Fire would be to replace Marco Pappa as a defensive minded left midfielder in the 4-3-1-2. This is of course contingent on Pappa leaving, but as I wrote before, that seems likely.

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