The Fire hasnt finished work on its 2012 season yet, but the club already took its first big step towards preparing for 2013 on Wednesday with the signing of German defender Arne Friedrich.
By Jeremy Mikula
Home field advantage is one thing, and the Fire has enjoyed its best season ever playing at Toyota Park. The Fire is 11-3-2 there going into Saturdays last regular season match against D.C.
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).
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Fire have acquired German defender Arne Friedrich.