Well that didn't take long.
The Fire have announced that veteran defender Arne Friedrich has re-signed with the club for 2013. Friedrich stated last Wednesday night that his intentions were to remain in Chicago and the Fire reciprocated quickly. After recovering from a back injury in 2011 that led to his arrival in MLS, the 33 year old centerback proved that he is more than capable of continuing to play at a high level as one of the top defenders in the league.
This was a no brainer and the first positive offseason move for the Fire in preparation for next season.