Chicago Fire take Bone as 13th overall pick in 1st round MLS Draft

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club selected midfielder and Generation adidas player Corben Bone of Wake Forest University today as the 13th pick overall in the first round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. The Fire have five picks in all during the four-round, 64-pick draft.

“I am so grateful to be joining a great club like the Chicago Fire,” said midfielder, Corben Bone. “I look forward to joining the team right away and start contributing in any way I can in 2010. I’d like to thank Coach de los Cobos and Frank Klopas for giving me this opportunity.”

Bone, a Plano, TX native, is a 2009 Hermann Trophy finalist, two-time NSCAA All-America First Team, Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Year, Two-time First Team All-ACC and 2009 ACC Offensive Player of the Year.

“We are very pleased to add Corben to the Fire family,” said Fire technical director Frank Klopas. “As a Generation adidas player, Corben is a very promising young player with great potential and will make a great addition to the roster as we work to fill key positions on the team.”

“Corben is a strong and consistent player and is a great pick for the Fire,” said head coach Carlos de los Cobos. “Frank Klopas and the technical staff spent a lot of time evaluating players before and during the combine, so we were well prepared heading into the draft today and we’re fortunate to have Corben join the club.”

Corben Bone – 13th Overall (First Round)

Position: Midfielder

Born: 9/16/1988 (21)

Height: 5-9

College: Wake Forest University

Hometown:  Plano, TX

Citizenship:  USA

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