RELEASE: Chicago Fire re-sign forward/midfielder Chris Rolfe

Rolfe agrees new deal with Fire, set to play eighth season in Chicago in 2014

Chris Rolfe

Photo Credit: 
Brian Kersey Chicago Fire

CHICAGO, Ill. (Dec. 18, 2013)  The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Wednesday that the club has re-signed forward Chris Rolfe. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re pleased to have signed Chris to a new contract,” said Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop. “He’s a dangerous attacking threat and provides a steady, veteran presence in the locker room. We’re glad he will remain a part of the club.”

Rolfe began his professional career with the Chicago Fire as a third round selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft after a standout collegiate career at the University of Dayton. In seven seasons, Rolfe has appeared in 176 MLS Regular Season matches and has 48 career goals and 22 assists to his credit.

The Kettering, Ohio native sits second on the club’s all-time regular season goal scoring charts and seventh on the appearance list.

“I’m really excited that we reached an agreement before the Re-Entry draft,” said Rolfe. “I’m happy to stay longer in the city I want to be in and with the club I want to be with.”

Rolfe returned to the Fire on April 16, 2012 after spending three seasons with Danish Superliga side Aalborg BK where he appeared in 32 matches, tallying six goals.

In 2013, Rolfe appeared in 31 matches and tallied four goals and one assist.

Rolfe’s performance with the Fire led him to his first cap with the United States national team during a friendly in Scotland on November 12, 2005. Since then he has appeared 10 times and registered one assist for the United States. 

Name: Chris Rolfe
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 160lbs.
Born: January 17, 1983 
Hometown: Kettering, Ohio
Citizenship: USA
Transaction: Re-signed on December 18 
Twitter: @ChrisRolfe17
Professional Experience: Chicago Fire (2012-present) Aalborg BK (2010-2012), Chicago Fire (2005-2009)