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The Fire have agreed to an extension with one of their defensive mainstays.

The Chicago Fire announced that the club has re-signed defender Gonzalo Segares to a multi-year deal. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Segares had been made available for the first phase of the MLS Re-Entry draft, but the Fire quickly worked to remove their starting left back from that list.

“We’re pleased that Gonzalo will remain a member of the club,” said Fire president of soccer operations Javier Leon. “He has been a tremendous asset to the Fire back line for nearly a decade and has been key to our defensive stability.”

The 30-year-old Costa Rican has been with the Fire since being drafted by the club in 2005, with a short stint playing for Cypriot club Apollon Limassol in 2010 as the only exception.

In 2012, Segares started all 31 games in which he appeared, scoring three goals and adding one assist. He is a Costa Rica international, having earned 19 caps for Los Ticos.

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