New Chicago Fire acquisition Wilman Conde may follow in the footsteps of Carlos Llamosa and teammate Diego Gutierrez.
Like Llamosa and Gutierrez, Conde is from Colombia and the latter aspires to play for the US national team. While Llamosa's international career was more distinguished than Gutierrez's, both represented their adopted country nonetheless.
It would be interesting to hear Gutierrez's opinions on Conde not only joining the Fire but his thoughts on the Conde's aspirations of playing for the US. Gutierrez is a level-headed guy who can put things into perspective better than most and it's beneficial for Conde to have a player of his caliber around.
As far as Conde's club career, his addition will only help Chicago out and continue to make the club into a playoff contender. If the Fire can mesh better than they have been and continue to improve, they might peak right around mid-October and if they have enough points to get into the postseason, they could be a serious threat to reach the playoffs. Of course, the Western Conference teams probably would prefer Chicago stay in the east but if the Fire finish fifth in the East but ahead of Colorado, they'd play as the West's number four seed, which would make things interesting indeed.