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Sorting Out The Madness: Fire draft Brandon Vincent & Jonathan Campbell

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The Fire have made some complex moves. They definitely have left back Brandon Vincent and center back Jonathan Campbell. Here is the rest.

The Chicago Fire have Stanford left back Brandon Vincent and North Carolina center back Jonathan Campbell
The Chicago Fire have Stanford left back Brandon Vincent and North Carolina center back Jonathan Campbell
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Jack Harrison, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, is a member of the New York City FC.

Because of that trade, the Chicago Fire landed Stanford defender and recent national team call-up Brandon Vincent. After that, the Chicago Fire traded a player to be named later for Seattle's No. 15 overall pick. That pick was then sent to Colorado in order for the Fire to move up to Colorado's No. 12 pick.

With that pick, the Chicago Fire selected Jonathan Campbell. In order for the Fire to move from 15 to 12, they also gave Colorado the No. 1 spot in the allocation order, meaning Colorado will have the first crack at any player returning to the league that is in demand (i.e. Alejandro Bedoya). The Chicago Fire will have the No. 2 spot in the allocation order, so they are still in good position when it comes to landing quality veterans.

The trade also involved the Fire moving up from the No. 33 pick to the No. 22 pick.

Let's go back to that player to be named later to Seattle. We don't know who it is. Rumors are it is a player of significance. Hopefully there will be more information on that today.

Vincent is an extremely strong pick up and Campbell has had good reviews as a center back. Campbell might not need to be a starter if Rodriguez's plan to bring in two European center backs comes to fruition. Dropping from the No. 1 to the No. 2 spot in the allocation order is a bit of a bummer, but nothing disastrous.

I doubt the chaos is over.