DIRECTV W Connection defender Daneil Cyrus will join his former club and international teammate, Joevin Jones, at Chicago Fire until the end of the year.
Connection announced the loan deal with the United States Major League Soccer (MLS) club today via press release. It will be Cyrus’ second successive season out on loan, after the talented 24-year-old defender spent last year with Hanoi T&T in Vietnam.
Cyrus, who has 43 international caps, and Jones represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup in which the “Soca Warriors” made their second consecutive appearance in the quarterfinals. Both Cyrus and Jones missed penalty kicks, though, as the Warriors lost to Panama in a shootout after a 1-1 draw.
Cyrus, according to the club release, praised Connection technical director Stuart Charles-Fevrier for teaching him the values of the professional game.
Cyrus had a brief MLS stint in 2011 when he joined Sporting Kansas City on loan. However, he made just two competitive appearances for Kansas in an injury ravaged season.
Cyrus represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2007 Under-17 and 2009 Under-20 World Youth Cups in the Republic of Korea and Egypt respectively.