Chicago Fire’s Brown pondering future

Chicago Fire defender CJ Brown has revealed he may not be at the club next season.

Chicago Fire defender CJ Brown has revealed he may not be at the club next season.

The 35-year old veteran of 13 seasons is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and admits he is unsure of what he will be doing or where he will be in 2011.

“I’ve put a lot of thought into that,” Brown said. “Every day, me and my wife battle with it. We try to figure out what’s the best opportunity and what’s going to happen with me next year. Right now it’s up in the air.”

Brown, who has been at the Fire since 1998, says if his body continues to play up he may be forced to make a decision but insisted he will not be running and hiding after Chicago failed to make the play-offs for the second time ever.

“If I keep getting beat up like this I definitely won’t do it, but I don’t know,” he added. “The body sometimes feels great, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s the same story I tell everybody, I’m not sure. I’ll know in the next few weeks.

“[A poor season] would motivate me to come back and do things better. That’s been my motivation most years; it’s what I can do better to help the team so I try to come back one more year to make things better.

"This would be the perfect reason to stay, to try to go out on the right note. [This year’s] definitely frustrating but I wouldn’t let that be the reason why I would leave, that’s for sure.”

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