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MLS Hot Stove: Chris Rolfe Makes it Official

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Chris Rolfe will be back for 2014.

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Ths Chicago Fire have released a statement that Chris Rolfe has signed a new deal with the club. Per the press release, here is what Rolfe had to say:

"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."

Jeff Crandall also wrote about Rolfe's re-signing on chicago-fire.com, which had a pretty interesting quote from the forward:

"It was an interesting situation with an old staff leaving and a new staff coming in," Rolfe told Chicago-Fire.com Wednesday. "The budget situation made it take a little time but in the end I was happy negotiating with Frank and Brian [Bliss, Chicago's technical director], I had a good experience working through it with them."

It is great to see that Rolfe will be returning. 2013 was disappointing in the goal scoring department to say the least, but we all know what Rolfe is capable of. While he was not racking up a lot of goals or assists, it is hard to deny that he was having an impact on the field. Rolfe was one of the best chance creators on the team last season. Hopefully he will be able to find his 2012 goal scoring form next year to take some of the pressure off of Mike Magee.

It is probably only a matter of time before we receive word on whether or not Logan Pause will be making his return to the Fire official.