Northridge product signs with Fire

Daniel Paladini, a former Cal State Northridge standout who spent time on the Galaxy's and Chivas USA's developmental rosters before developing into a fine professional defender in the United Soccer Leagues system, signed Tuesday with the Chicago Fire.

Paladini (Northridge/St. Francis HS), 26, spent 2006 with the Galaxy but never appeared in a first-team match, but he played eight games and scored one goal for Chivas USA in 2008. He was All-USL1 selection the past two seasons for the Carolina RailHawks.