Fire sign Friedrich to new deal

Fire sign Friedrich to new deal

MLS- Chicago Fire

Fire sign Friedrich to new deal

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It took no time for the Chicago Fire to decide to bring back their defensive rock in 2013.

Just days after the Fire’s season ended at the hands of the Houston Dynamo, the club announced Wednesday it has signed centerback Arne Friedrich to a new deal. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Friedrich was one of the strongest defenders in MLS during the last few months of the season, and the Fire wanted to make sure the 33-year-old would stick around next year as they look to build continuity in the heart of their defense.

The former German international played in 23 games for Chicago, scoring one goal while also helping the Fire defense limit opponents to just 41 goals.

He originally signed with the club this past March.

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