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Fire sign goalkeeper Connor Sparrow

Sparrow will “provide depth and competition” according to Wicky

Sparrow trains with the Fire today
Chicago Fire FC

The Chicago Fire announced today they’ve signed goalkeeper Connor Sparrow.

It’s a one year deal, with club options for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

“We’re pleased to welcome Connor to the club,” Fire Coach Raphael Wicky said in a statement. “He is a talented player who will provide depth and competition at the goalkeeper position.”

Prior to Sparrow’s signing, the Fire only had two goalkeepers under contract. One is German-American Kenneth Kronholm, who started the latter half of 2019, and the other is Gabriel Slonina, who is still only 15. Wicky’s statement is a clue Sparrow is here to back up Kronholm, and possibly even compete for the starting job.

Sparrow comes from Nashville SC, where he started nine games last season when that club was in the USL Championship. He was drafted by Real Salt Lake in 2016, and spent three seasons with RSL’s USL Championship side, Real Monarchs.

Sparrow is 6’2”, 175 lbs, and is from St. Louis, Mo.