Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Arne Friedrich makes MLS switch

MLS side Chicago Fire have announced the signing of German defender Arne Friedrich on their official website.

The 32-year-old arrives on a free transfer and he will be added to the squad subject to receiving a P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.

The Germany international has been out of contract since September 2011, when he was released by Wolfsburg because of a serious injury.

“Arne is a talented defender that brings strength, experience and depth to our backline,” said Chicago Fire head coach Frank Klopas.

“His international credentials and track record in the German Bundesliga give our young players another great professional example to learn from.”

Following short spells with SC Verl and Arminia Bielefeld, Friedrich made a name for himself at Hertha Berlin, where he spent eight years before joining Wolfsburg in the summer of 2010.

His career at Wolfsburg was plagued by numerous injuries and Wolves decided to rescind his contract in September 2011.

Friedrich has enjoyed a very successful career in the national team, having amassed no less than 82 Germany caps, scoring one goal in the process.

The centre-back scored his only international goal in the 4-0 victory over Argentina at the 201 World Cup.

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