ST. LOUIS – The Chicago Fire have loaned Patrick Doody and Drew Conner to Saint Louis FC.
Doody, a mainstay on the backline for Saint Louis FC in 2015, accumulated 1,654 minutes, started 18 of 21 matches and assisted on four goals for FC last season. Doody returned to the Fire multiple times throughout the 2015 season and started six of seven games, accumulating 558 minutes and adding one assist.
"It is great to have Patrick back. Fans grew accustomed to his ventures down the left flank and his ball services. He's a very good teammate and a nice fit in our locker room. I am eager to watch him compete for his time on the team."
Drew Conner, a 22 year old midfielder from Cary, IL is a Chicago Fire Homegrown player. He played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin where he was a four-year starter. As a senior and captain in 2015, Conner started all 17 games for the Badgers and was voted the 17th best player in the Big Ten Conference according to Top Drawer Soccer. In his collegiate career, Conner amassed over 6,500 minutes while starting all 73 games in which he played. He found the back of the net six times, and assisted on 12 goals in his four seasons in Madison.
"Drew is a hard working, tough, box-to-box central midfielder. He has good feet and can get himself out of tough spots." said Schilly. "I'm eager to see him develop his skills as a professional."