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Catching Up With Some Former Fire Players

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Because we just can’t help ourselves

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Like that significant other you always have in the back of your mind from time to time, you can’t help but wonder what some former Chicago Fire players are up to. Here are a couple of recent players that we used to see in red and white.

David Accam

“Ohhhhhhh David Accccccaaaaaam,” used to ring out from Toyota Park whenever Accam would score a good one. That chant is no more as the Fire traded him to the Philadelphia Union earlier this year for some MLS funny money. You’d be forgiven if you thought Accam was tearing it apart over there but nope. From his seven games he’s played so far, he’s at zero goals and 0 assists. But knowing our luck, Accam will probably score a hat-trick against us on the 30th of May.

Sean Johnson

Oh Milkman, how we miss you so. After six years defending the Harlem End, Sean was traded to Atlanta United where they quickly sent him up north to New York City FC. There he had a career-high in shutouts with seven and was called up for the USMNT. This season he’s played every single game with three shutouts and only allowing in nine goals.

João Meira

You can’t blame Meira for leaving. He wanted to be closer to his family and the Fire wasn’t going to shell out the money for him to stay. Earlier this year he joined Spanish side, Lorca FC. However, some financial issues at Lorca had his contract terminated. Luckily for him, he shortly found a new club in Norway. This March he signed a one-year contract with Vålerenga Fotball.

Harry Shipp

Shipp was one of those “what ifs.” He was very promising his freshman year with the Fire and during his sophomore year, he topped the assists rankings for the club at eight. He was later traded off to the Montreal Impact where he played 27 games before being shipped out to the Seattle Sounders a season later. He got off to a great start but was quickly relegated to the bench as the season progressed. This season, Shipp has only played two games so far.


What former Fire player do you miss the most? Let us know in the comments below.