Chicago adds playmaker Grazzini


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Chicago Fire coach Frank Klopas alluded to a potential player signing after his team's U.S. Open Cup victory on Tuesday night. A day later, that signing is complete.

The Fire added playmaking midfielder Sebastian Grazzini to its roster, signing the 30-year-old Argentine on Wednesday.

The left-footed Grazzini most recently played for Club Atletico All Boys and has played in his native Argentina since 2008 after various stops in Europe and Venezuela. He scored five goals in 22 matches across the 2010-2011 Argentine Apertura and Clausura seasons for All Boys. Grazzini will join the club upon the opening of the summer transfer window on Friday and be available selection when the Fire host Portland on Saturday.

What do you think of the signing? How do you see Grazzini's arrival changing Chicago's attack?

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39 Responses to Chicago adds playmaker Grazzini

  1. uh says:

    Looks like a poor mans Mauro Rosales.

  2. frank from sf says:

    and how do you come up with that comparison? rosales is a winger/forward and grazzini is a middle of the park midfielder……oh, that’s right their both argentinian so they have to be the same, just one less as exciting, apparently.

  3. Morning Train says:

    looks more like a replacement for Marco Pappa who will be heading off to Europe very soon.

  4. chris says:

    No both are the same type of player

  5. frank from sf says:

    cool. who do you follow in argentina? de que cuadro sos, chabon?

  6. otergod says:

    one would hope we arent opting to replace an early 20’s winger with a 30 yr old… hopefully he solidifies the midfield and we actually possess the ball from time to time

  7. Javu says:

    A poor man’s Blanco

  8. Bruce says:

    He’s a Magic Man!

  9. chris says:

    Worthless signing could have found someone that will play just as well as him here in the states.

  10. chris says:

    Sorry but I don’t give a f**k about argentina but if you think rosales is a forward you have problems

  11. Larry says:


  12. romeo says:

    Could have found a better post in any other language…

  13. Modibo says:

    Rumor is it’s a one year deal, so unlikely he’s seen as a Pappa replacement in my opinion. But maybe I’m not thinking like the FO.

  14. martha says:

    My sources say Papa is not leaving I wouldnt be heartbroken if he left he scores alot but he kills flow of the game by looking to send thirty yard bombs first and pass second

  15. Martha says:

    No Pato Margetic was the magic man. he could be like magic man 2.0

  16. This Guy says:

    Great signing, the 2nd half of the Fire season is gonna shut a lot of you up. Refer to this comment come playoff time.

  17. A. Ruiz says:

    Really, name one.

  18. chris says:

    Hahahaha good one

  19. JAke says:

    They could still use another midfielder after this guy

  20. chris says:

    Plenty of unscouted talent here

  21. Morning Train says:

    i think it is inevitable that Pappa will be going to Europe at some point, whether that is this transfer window or the next.

    Grazziani could be seen as a short term stop-gap. he is more of a pass first guy from what i have seen (not a lot), and that should fit in nicely with chicago’s bevy of attacking options. it frees up oduro and nyarko to stay wide and he can hopefully control the offensive part of the game from the middle of the park. unlike marco who could control the game but was always drifting wide.

    i like pappa a lot, but if he is gone, then this guy should slide right in front of logan pause and be able to pull some strings hopefully

  22. chris says:

    Considering every one makes the playoffs it wont be that impressive

  23. Morning Train says:

    don majkowski!

  24. Martha says:

    Are you kidding? There are only about 10 players stateside who have creativty imagination with the technical ability to make them happe and can make an accurate pass….

    If the Fire needed a d mid who can’t make a forward pass but could hack everyone in site and make 500 backpasses to the goalie in a game, that you can find stateside

  25. chris says:

    Wait I didn’t realise it was bad thing that I am tired of seeing 30 year old international players come here never work out and complain about the league.

  26. Martha says:

    True but that’s american football and he played for the Packers.
    Pato played in Chicago for the Sting….

    And the Packers suck!!!!! Go Bears!!!

  27. This Guy says:

    Everyone makes the playoffs? Wow. You’re the most ill-informed SBI poster which is kinda like being the most racist Nazi.

  28. otergod says:

    given the number of clubs he’s played for i suspect these are the only type of contracts he signs

  29. uh says:

    It was a joke buddy. Don’t get your panties in such a bunch.

  30. chris says:

    Sorry can’t be to certain with some people on here

  31. chris says:

    Ahahaha you haven’t even seen this guy play and you say he has the creativity to make perfect passes. Couldn’t have been that good to end up in the venezulean league. People like you who think every argentine and brazilian player are gods make me laugh so hard. I wasn’t talking about established players, here in florida I see plenty of creativity but mls is too lazy to scout players in this country. Please don’t reply to me ever again, everyone of your posts I’ve seen never make any sense.

  32. frank from sf says:

    haha…yet you’re posting here. esta bien no te enojes mi amigo, forrito de toda la vida, tranquilo……

  33. chris says:

    Ever heard of a hyperbole? Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow

  34. Morning Train says:

    lol, packers do suck

  35. chris says:

    Haha because its an mls thread puta maricon.

  36. kojo says:

    Love this signing for the Rapids; adds a bit of flare to dull club. Good for the league in general, imo.

  37. kojo says:

    Fire* not Rapids

  38. Martha says:

    I didn’t say this guy has all those qualities but there’s a chance he might where there’s no chance someone who has those skills is available stateside.

  39. Mariano says:

    Chicago can pay Marcito, they draw well enough. Logan Pause is overrated though