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Fire reacquire striker Chris Rolfe

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The Fire reacquired striker Chris Rolfe Monday, a much-needed addition to a front line that has struggled to score through the first four games of the season.

Rolfe played for the Fire from 2005 to 2009, scoring 40 goals and tallying 20 assists. The club selected him in the third round of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.

Rolfe, who mutually parted with Danish Superliga side Aalborg BK after three seasons, will be available for selection for Saturday's match against Toronto at BMO Field.

"We are excited to have Chris rejoin the Chicago Fire," Fire head coach Frank Klopas said in a team statement. "Chris is a proven goal scorer with experience in MLS and abroad. Chris will help us as we push for the MLS Cup Playoffs and we are happy to welcome him back to the club."

The move doesn't come as a surprise for the Fire who are looking to find more ways to put the ball in net.

Through four games the Fire have scored three times, the latest a fluke goal by Logan Pause in a 1-1 weather-shortened tie against Houston at Toyota Park Sunday. Dominic Oduro scored the club's first two goals of the season.

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