Chicago coach Juan Carlos Osorio
has brought a new player who should shore up one of the team's weak spots. Colombian international defender Wilman Conde
, 24, comes to MLS from
Colombia's Millonarios, which Osorio coached for 18 months prior to joining the Fire in late June. Conde takes a senior international slot on the team's roster and in exchange, a youth international
slot has opened up with the release of Brazilian Willian Oliveira
Conde, 24, has represented Colombia at the U-17, U-20, and U-23 levels and played for three Colombian teams
prior to his stint with Millonarios.
Osorio chose to acquire Conde rather than negotiate with former U.S. international Tony Sanneh, whose rights were eventually traded to Colorado in
exchange for a 2009 fourth-round draft pick.