National senior defender Daneil Cyrus is awaiting a work permit before jetting off to join American MLS club Chicago Fire on loan.

The former Vietnam-based player is still at home after completing the move to Fire where he will team up with countryman Joevin Jones.

“I’m just waiting on the work permit and then I will be off to Chicago,” Cyrus said.

“I think it’s a great move for me especially right after the Gold Cup. I know I need to play playing regularly and keeping fit. I think the level of the MLS will be good for me. And there’s nothing better at this time than linking up with my brother Joevin at the same club. I think this will help both of us for the period coming up with the national team.”

Cyrus said he has gotten over the pain from the defeat to Panama at the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals.

“It’s not something that will go away because the disappointment will be there once you think about it. But the pain is not there anymore. It was very hard at first especially after I missed my penalty. I think the main thing was that all of us as players developed a bond and we did well on the pitch. Now we have to focus on keeping that bond and getting even strong in terms of our performance for the World Cup qualifiers coming up,” Cyrus said.