Midfielder Gutierrez re-signs with Fire

February 5, 2008

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Midfielder Diego Gutierrez re-signed with the Chicago Fire for one last season.

The 35-year-old Gutierrez played with the Fire during their inaugural season in 1998 before returning to the Kansas City Wizards for four years.

He says he'll retire after the 2008 season.

The Colombian-born midfielder has 12 goals and 42 assists in 233 regular-season MLS appearances and 209 starts. Gutierrez has played 137 league matches for the Fire, starting 123.

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