Ex-Sunderland defender Fired up for MLS move: Transfer Rumours February 19

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A FORMER Sunderland flop is in line for a move to the United States after fixing up a trial.

Former Black Cats defender Pascal Chimbonda, 33, is on trial with MLS club Chicago Fire, with a view to a permanent deal, according to talkSPORT.

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