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Federico Navarro signed a contract extension through the 2027 season with a club option for 2028 with the Chicago Fire, the club announced Tuesday.

The 22-year-old midfielder has scored five points (two goals, three assists) in 28 matches (25 starts) in his second season with the Fire. Since joining Chicago during the 2021 summer transfer window from Argentina, Navarro has scored six points (three goals, three assists) in 40 matches (35 starts). The defensive midfielder also earned the team's most valuable player honor in his debut season.

“I’m very grateful to everyone at the Club, my teammates, the coaching staff, and especially to everyone that is with us in the day-to-day environment,” Navarro said. “Coming to Chicago has been a big step in my career and ever since I arrived, I have felt welcomed by the Club, the fans and the city. I can only promise that you will always have the best of me.”

Internationally, Federico Navarro has played for Argentina's U-19 national team with four matches at the South American Games in 2018.

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“As a player, Federico embodies the personality and grit of our city,” Chicago Fire sporting director Georg Heitz said. “He has demonstrated his talent and dedication to the Club and its supporters from the very first moment he stepped onto the field in a Fire jersey. We look forward to seeing him continue to grow with us in Chicago for many years to come.”