The Chicago Fire Soccer Club's defender of the year will be back in 2013. Defender Friedrich to remain with Fire Release: Chicago Fire Re-Sign Arne Friedrich Retire or re-sign? Fire, Friedrich quick to choose the latter Fire Re-sign Defender Arne Friedrich German World Cup veteran defender returns to Fire for 2013 "Building continuity at the center back positions is a priority in 2013," said Fire President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon. "Arne's international experience and leadership are key to our defense. We are happy to have him back next season."