Just a week ago there was a doubt that Jalil Anibaba would even be in the Fires starting 11 for Sundays home match against the Houston Dynamo.
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.
The Fire, in keeping with the general policies of Major League Soccer, gave little in the way of details when it comes to players contracts.