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With Colombia easing travel restrictions, Carlos Terán could be joining the Chicago Fire soon

The Fire announced Terán’s signing on Aug. 21. But since then, he’s been stuck in Colombia waiting for clearance to travel.

Carlos Terán
Envigado FC

When the Chicago Fire announced the signing of Colombian defender Carlos Terán on Aug. 21, Head Coach Raphael Wicky said it might be several weeks before he was able to join the team.

One month later, and there’s finally a bit of good news. Terán is still in Colombia because his country has banned all travel—in and out—because of the pandemic. But, Colombian officials appear poised to ease that ban tomorrow, Sept. 19. It means Terán could be on the way to Chicago soon.

Terán, who is 19 years old, is joining the Fire from Envigado FC in Colombia. He’s 6’2”, and has caps for the Colombian U-20 and U-23 National Teams. He primarily plays center back, but he has also appeared as a right back. The club views him as a signing for the future, but the staff is hopeful he’ll be able to compete for minutes in 2020.