Report: Chicago owns MLS claim to Fernando Torres

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The Chicago Fire reportedly have a Discovery Claim on Fernando Torres, and according to’s Paul Tenorio could be first in line to land the Atletico Madrid striker should he arrive in Major League Soccer.

Torres, 34, could combine with big striker Nemanja Nikolic to bolster Chicago’s offense, which has scored in every game this season and has 7 in 4 outings.

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The striker, who’s also played for Liverpool, Chelsea, and AC Milan, has said he wants to play on for two or more seasons in his career.

For those indoctrinated in MLS parlance, the Discovery Process allows a team to call “dibs” on up to seven players outside of Major League Soccer who do not meet specific criteria related to the USMNT or college soccer.

So, yeah, that’s how a team can discover a man with two EURO titles, a Champions League crown, and a World Cup to his name.