The Chicago Fire announced Thursday that it has signed midfielder Brendan King, pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
King, 22, enjoyed a standout career at Notre Dame where he scored six goals and added 14 assists in 81 career games. He was drafted in the second round (27th overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by the Portland Timbers but elected to sign with Norwegian Division One side Alta IF and Bray Wanderers of the Irish Premier Division.
"Brendan is a local product that we have watched over the years," said Fire President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon. "He is a talented, versatile player and it speaks highly of our player development system that we are able to add him to the first team roster."
Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.