As you’ve no doubt heard, D.C. United acquired striker Kennedy Igboananike from the Chicago Fire on Friday. One of the perks of writing for a site on SB Nation is having expertise on every MLS team in house, and this morning we’re taking full advantage of that, asking Adam Merges of our Fire-flavored sister site Hot Time in Old Town what it is fans in the DMV should expect from the Nigerian attacker.
Here’s what he had to say.
When Kennedy Igboananike was signed by Frank Yallop and Brian Bliss back towards the end of 2014, most of the Fire fan base was shocked to hear that he was signed to a DP contract and his playing experience was in Sweden. Lets just say there were lofty expectations of Iggy because of the DP tag, and also when Yallop said that he had been scouting him for a few years.
Iggy was described by Yallop as "...a dynamic goal scorer with a track record of producing." Unfortunately he never panned into the DP caliber forward that we were hoping for to lead the attack week in and week out. What he does give is a blue collar work ethic which will be hard to miss. He will play hard even though at times he can seem very frustrating and he is not afraid of taking a shot. He is genuinely a good person and I really hope he does well in DC. Hopefully a change of scenery will do him good just like it did for Chris Rolfe and Patrick Nyarko.
So, after reading this and having some time to think on the trade, what are your thoughts leading into Los Capitalinos home game tonight against the Montreal Impact?