The MLS roster freeze date of Sept. 15 is approaching, and it seems that the Chicago Fire are still exploring their options. Dennis Chin, a forward for the Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC), is currently training with the Fire. Will Chicago sign the 25-year-old striker or will he simply become one of the many players who train with the team and disappear?
Training with the Chicago Fire
The Orlando City Soccer Club has confirmed that Dennis Chin is training with the Chicago Fire this week. The team has pointed out that he may transfer to MLS through a "short-term loan." However, the Chicago Fire have not made any announcements about Chin or their expectations for signing a new player before the MLS roster freeze.
Who is Dennis Chin?
Dennis Chin is a forward for the Orlando City Soccer Club and has been named as a finalist for Most Valuable Player in the 2012 USL PRO awards. The 25-year-old striker previously played for the Central Florida Kraze before moving to OCSC in 2011. He has scored 12 goals during his time with the Orlando City Soccer Club.
Dennis Chin's Contract with the Orlando City Soccer Club
Chin signed a contract with the Orlando City Soccer Club through 2014 after impressing the team in 2011. However, OCSC does not have a problem with loaning the forward to MLS. Head coach Adrian Heath stated, "With our season finished, it was a good opportunity for Chinny to go up and work with an MLS club." OCSC seems to want to loan the striker to the Chicago Fire.
Will the Chicago Fire add Dennis Chin?
The Chicago Fire have players training with the team throughout the season, so Dennis Chin's appearance is not suspiring. Similar to Chin, they tend to stay for one week while the club assesses their abilities. However, most of the players who train with the Fire are not signed. Chin's experience with the USL Professional Division club may not be enough for him to earn a spot on the roster. Chicago has been rumored to want a loan within MLS before the roster freeze date.
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