July 18, 2018 / 1:32 AM / 4 months ago

Fire acquire versatile Edwards from Impact

The Chicago Fire acquired Raheem Edwards from the Montreal Impact in exchange for $400,000 in Targeted Allocation Money on Tuesday.

Edwards is under contract through 2018, with club options for 2019 and 2020.

Edwards, who can play on the wing or at wingback, will join the Fire upon receipt of his international transfer certificate and P1 Visa.

Edwards, who turned 23 Tuesday, had two goals in 14 games (nine starts) with the Impact this season. He joined Montreal after being selected by Los Angeles FC in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft.

The Toronto native began his MLS career with Toronto FC, totaling one goal and six assists in 22 games (10 starts) with the club from 2016-17.

The Impact made a separate roster move Tuesday, signing homegrown midfielder Mathieu Choiniere to an MLS contract for the rest of the 2018 season, the 2019 season and three option years.

Choiniere is the younger brother of Impact midfielder David Choiniere. Mathieu Choiniere joined the Academy in 2011 after playing with club Spatial Saint-Hubert.

“Signing my first professional contract in my city, with the Montreal Impact, means so much to me,” said Mathieu Choiniere in a statement. “I’d like to thank my parents for their sacrifices and advice in order to help me develop. They have been the foundation of my career until now. I’d also like to thank the personnel at the Academy and everyone who helped me grow not only as a player, but also as a person.”

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