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10:29 AM ET 07.28 | After scoring just two goals in their five games since attacking midfielder Sebastian Grazzini left the team on a personal leave of absence, the Chicago Fire clearly needed offensive reinforcements. They further bolstered their attack on Friday by adding their second attacking Designated Player of the week, acquiring Alvaro Fernandez from the Seattle Sounders for allocation money three days after announcing the signing of Dutch striker Sherjill MacDonald. "I think it's important to get a guy like [Fernandez]," head coach Frank Klopas Klopas told reporters in a conference call on Friday. "He does score goals, he's been dangerous in the air from the games I've seen him. I just think he's a very good player and he can come in and play. He's fit, he's been playing, he knows the league, he's someone who's been productive in the league." Fernandez's arrival gives Klopas plenty of options in the midfield. The Uruguayan outside midfielder may push Marco Pappa to the middle of the field, while Klopas said he hopes to use Chris Rolfe as a second striker.

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July 28, 2012  01:13 PM ET

Yeah, you're right. All the progress of the last 10 years is meaningless and it will never continue. MLS was never gonna get off the ground, it was never gonna survive, it would never have passionate supporters groups, it would never get soccer stadiums built, it would never have a viewing audience of any type where networks bid for it's rights, it will never grow...never, never, never.

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July 29, 2012  02:51 PM ET
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Yeah, you're right. All the progress of the last 10 years is meaningless and it will never continue. MLS was never gonna get off the ground, it was never gonna survive, it would never have passionate supporters groups, it would never get soccer stadiums built, it would never have a viewing audience of any type where networks bid for it's rights, it will never grow...never, never, never.

nice cherry jasper

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