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Fire acquire Ivory Coast Ousmane Doumbia

June 10, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Fans wave Pride flags before a match between the Chicago Fire FC and the Columbus Crew SC at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Fire acquired Ivory Coast midfielder Ousmane Doumbia on loan from Switzerland’s FC Lugano.

The deal announced Wednesday is for the remainder of the MLS season and includes an option to purchase.

Doumbia, 31, joins the Fire as a designated player and will occupy an international roster slot.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Ousmane to the Club,” said Fire sporting director Georg Heitz. “He is a highly talented and versatile player with a skillset well-suited for this League, and his addition will immediately bring more quality and leadership to the squad. We look forward to welcoming him to Chicago very soon as we strive to achieve our goals in 2023.”

Doumbia has recorded three goals and three assists in 43 matches at FC Lugano. He previously played with the Swiss clubs Zurich, Winterthur, Yverdon Sport and Servette.

–Field Level Media