Herron joins Wanchope-led Costa Rican club

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Costa Rican club Herediano now has a distinct air of the Chicago Fire about it, now that two former Fire strikers hold key roles with the club.

Andy Herron, who only days ago was waived by the Fire, joined Herediano, the club he won a Costa Rican championship with back in 2004.

Herron's best season for the Fire came in 2006, when he scored eight goals and helped the team win a record fourth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title.

With the Costa Rican national team, Herron has also had some success, but that pales in comparison by far to the that of fellow countryman Paulo Wanchope.

In less than 80 apperances for Costa Rica, Wanchope scored 45 times. The striker was far less prolific for the Fire in 2007, however. He retired after a disappointing single season in Chicago.

Wanchope now coaches the Herediano and was pleased to welcome Herron to the organization.

"What we want is to strengthen the club," said Wanchope at the press announcement of the signing of Herron and a few other players.