Chicago re-signs Nyarko

Bridgeview, IL ( - The Chicago Fire announced Tuesday that midfielder Patrick Nyarko has signed a new contract with the club. Per MLS and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"I've been in Chicago my entire career," said Nyarko. "I appreciate the faith that our owner Andrew Hauptman, the coaching staff and the entire organization has in me. Whenever I step onto the field, I try to repay that faith, so I felt honored that they wanted me to stay here in Chicago.

"I wanted to stay in Chicago. I feel like I have a score to settle because of my injuries and the team's performance this past year. No one in the organization was happy with how the year went, and we're looking to change that. I'm glad that I re-signed and we came to an agreement so I can focus on my rehab and try to get back stronger and help this team get to where it needs to be."

The 28-year-old has scored 16 goals and added 35 assists during his time with the Fire, putting him level with Justin Mapp for fourth on the club's all-time assist list.

Nyarko underwent surgery on Nov. 6 to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. His expected recovery time is six to eight months.