Former Germany international Arne
Friedrich has signed a one-year deal with Major League Soccer
club the Chicago Fire.
The defender, who won 82 caps for Germany and played in the
2006 and 2010 World Cups as well as Euro 2008, said he chose the
offer from the United States over several others from the
Bundesliga and other European clubs.
"I am happy to announce that I will from this moment tie my
shoes for Chicago Fire," he said on his website
"I am proud to be able to realise my ambitions at a club
like Chicago Fire."
Friedrich, 32, had joined VfL Wolfsburg in 2010 but
underwent back surgery and has not played since dissolving his
contract voluntarily last September.
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