Fire signs Uruguayan ace Puerari

Fire signs Uruguayan ace Puerari

Published Feb. 3, 2011 8:00 p.m. ET

Uruguayan forward Gaston Puerari has been signed by Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire from the Montevideo Wanderers.

The 25-year-old had eight goals in 35 league games for Montevideo the past two seasons. He was with Uruguay's Rampla Juniors in 2007 and during the 2008-09 season, interrupted by a stretch with Ecuador's Emelec in 2008.

His signing was announced Thursday.