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On Saturday morning January 7th, Chicago Fire announced the signing of thirty-five year old Uruguayan goalkeeper Jorge Bava on a one year contract. Bava will be added to the roster once he receives his visa. Before joining the Fire, Bava played in the Colombian league with club Atletico Bucaramanga. He played twenty-one matches and now he is joining the Fire as a discovery player. At the age of thirty-five, Bava is a well experienced player. With this new addition to the team, the Fire now has two goalkeepers on the roster, Matt Lampson and Jorge Bava. Since the departure of Sean Johnson, the Fire needed to sign another goalkeeper and Bava is a great replacement. The Fire is going to likely get a third back up keeper. Although, for the main goalkeepers, Paunovic will be aiming to use Bava and Lampson. Bava is a great goalkeeper having more experience than Matt Lampson as well as a great signing for the Fire. Goalkeepers have a history of retiring at an old age, at the age of 35 Bava still has an approximate of five years left in him to play until he possibly retires. However, both keepers are going to have to compete for a spot in the starting eleven. But experience doesn’t matter, what matters is the percentage of shots being saved.  Last season the Fire conceded 58 goals and only had eight clean sheets. The defense struggled while Sean Johnson and Matt Lampson made some mistakes yielding the opposing team to score. Bava is a keeper who is comfortable with his line as well as a great addition to the club who will be much help.

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