Its a good thing Arne Friedrich, the veteran German defender, is ready to play.
Arne Friedrich played in 82 matches for Germanys national team. Despite his star-studded career in Europe, his debut with the Fire on Saturday came against a bunch of college kids.
A two-week break from league games this early in the season may not be ideal, but itll be useful for the Fire in the aftermath of its first loss of the Major League Soccer campaign.
The Fires 1-0-1 record after two games is the same as last years at the same point in the season, but one thing is certainly different: the Fire has much more depth in Frank Klopas first full seaso
German defender Arne Friedrich has joined the Fire this week in advance of the club's home opener Saturday against Philadelphia (7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet).