Pablo Mastroeni has signed a new deal with Colorado Rapids the club has confirmed.
The 36-year old Argentine-born midfielder has been with the Rapids since 2002 and has committed himself further to the club for the 2013 season.
Captain Mastroeni missed most of 2012 because of injury but will be back to lead the Rapids under head coach Oscar Pareja.
"I am thrilled to have signed a new contract and I can't wait to get back on the field in 2013," said Mastroeni.
"I want to thank the club for their support in helping me return, and I am excited about what we can accomplish next year with Oscar [Pareja] leading the group. I'm honored to continue representing the Rapids and the state of Colorado."
Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo added: "Pablo is our captain, and a true leader on the field and in the locker room. We missed him last season and know how much his presence can help us, whether it's directing play in a match or helping players develop their knowledge of the game during practice. We're very excited that he's decided to continue playing with the club into 2013."