Arne Friedrich is delighted to have agreed a new deal with Chicago Fire for 2013.

The Germany defender, 33, has become a firm favourite for the Chicago fans - and the feeling is mutual.

"I'm satisfied to have extended my contract because I've had a great time so far in Chicago," Friedrich told "I don't know what will happen after next season but I'm going to leave everything open. If we can work something out past 2013, I would never say no to staying with the Chicago Fire."