Palmer off to Chicago Fire

Published: Friday | December 20, 2013 Comments 0
Lovel Palmer
Lovel Palmer


Former national defender Lovel Palmer has been traded by Major League Soccer (MLS) team Real Salt Lake (RSL) to the Chicago Fire last week.

He also featured in RSL's run to the MLS Cup final, where he drove his decisive penalty off the crossbar to give Sporting KC the victory.

"I wouldn't trade this last season with RSL for anything," he said. "If someone said to me at the beginning of the year that we would do it all over again, that RSL and Sporting Kansas City would be in MLS Cup and Kansas City would win, I wouldn't trade teams," Palmer said. "I wouldn't trade the Real Salt Lake experience for the MLS Cup."

Continuing he said: "Joining Chicago is a very exciting opportunity and I'm really looking forward to being with the Fire."

Meanwhile, the Fire's head coach and director of football, Frank Yallop, said: "We're pleased to welcome Lovel to the Fire."

Palmer has a record of three goals and three assists over the course of 96 regular season appearances and has also earned 24 caps for the Reggae Boyz since making his debut for Jamaica in 2005.

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