The Fire announced on Friday that they have re-signed veteran midfielder Logan Pause.
The captain of the Fire returns for his 12th season with the club. His 274 regular season appearances places him second in franchise history behind assistant coach C.J. Brown (296).
"From ownership on down, we felt it was important to have Logan remain a part of this club," Fire head coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop said. "Logan has been an integral part of this team for the past 11 years, is a natural, respected leader and we're excited to have him back."
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The 32-year-old Pause was drafted 24th overall by the Fire in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. During his career, he's recorded three goals and tallied 11 assists. He helped the Fire capture the 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championships.
"I'm incredibly blessed and grateful to Andrew Hauptman, Frank Yallop and his staff for the confidence in bringing me back," Pause said. "I feel like I have the same emotions as if I signed for the first time 11 years ago. I'm excited to get started with the guys and I'm just grateful for the opportunity to be able to play another year for this club and in front of these wonderful fans."
Due to league and team policy, terms of Pause's contract were not disclosed.