Chicago re-signs Pause

The Sports NetworkJanuary 24, 2014 

Bridgeview, IL ( - The Chicago Fire announced on Friday the club has re-signed veteran midfielder Logan Pause.

Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pause was selected in the third round of the 2003 SuperDraft and returns for his 12th season with the Fire, making him the longest-tenured member of the current Fire first-team.

"From ownership on down, we felt it was important to have Logan remain a part of this club," said head coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop. "Logan has been an integral part of this team for the past 11 years, is a natural, respected leader and we're excited to have him back."

He was named club captain in 2011 and has made 274 career regular season appearances, putting him second on the club's all-time list behind C.J. Brown (296).

"I'm incredibly blessed and grateful to Andrew Hauptman, Frank Yallop and his staff for the confidence in bringing me back," said Pause. "I feel like I have the same emotions as if I signed for the first time 11 years ago. I'm excited to get started with the guys and I'm just grateful for the opportunity to be able to play another year for this club and in front of these wonderful fans."

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