German World Cup veteran Arne Friedrich has signed a one year deal with the Fire. The 32 year old defender, mostly recently with Wolfsburg was released in September at his request after suffering an injury that has kept him out of action until now.
Friedrich was a regular starting centerback for the German National team before suffering the knee injury that led to his release from Wolfsburg. Friedrich also announced the signing this afternoon via his personal website.
How quickly he will be match fit and how he fits into the line-up with Cory Gibbs and Jalil Anibaba as the incumbent starters at his position remains to be seen. If healthy, Friedrich can be one of the top defenders in MLS.