Fire acquire Lindpere from New York

The Chicago Fire have acquired midfielder Joel Lindpere from the

New York Red Bulls for a 2013 international roster spot.

The Fire announced the trade on Friday.

A 31-year-old Estonian, Lindpere spent the past three seasons

with the Red Bulls after playing for Norwegian club Tromso IL from

2007-09. He had 15 goals and 18 assists in 97 appearances for New


In a statement, Fire president of soccer operations Javier Leon

described Lindpere as a ”versatile, dependable player” who will

”provide a dynamic presence.”