I wrote yesterday about my desire to see the Fire transform from a team that relies on the long ball to one that can use a more possession based buildup while attacking.
It appears (wink, wink) that [Frank Klopas was reading](http://espn.go.com/chicago/columns/blog?name=corr&post=4744030)...
> "First of all, the goal of the organization is to win a championship. The second thing is to win games and to play attractive and exciting soccer. The best way to fill those aims is to play offensive soccer, the kind of soccer based on tactical organization. The modern game includes dynamic movement off the ball and tactical ideas as a unit. These days you don't rely on one or two players. That's something that the coach brings together when you see the team on the field -- that they're together and in sync, moving quickly, with attacking ideas. That's the modern coach. That kind of style is our goal, and we are working toward accomplishing that. It might not happen in one week, or one month, but I've got a crystal clear idea of this team as a whole."
>-Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas, as told to ESPN Chicago's Charlie Corr in a Q + A published Monday night That quote comes on the heels of Klopas telling me last week that he wants to see the Fire become a "team that can be dynamic on the field, that can have good movement off the ball, and that can go forward moving quickly."
So it looks like we'll be seeing a much different style of play at Toyota Park next year. We could be witnessing the slow demise of the long ball and the beginnings of a more attractive brand of attacking in Bridgeview.
I for one think that would be for the better, but I want to hear your thoughts about it too...
And on somewhat of a tangent, I want to go on the record as to say that Klopas is killing it this offseason. All of his moves thus far have been the right ones and if he brings in a head coach that buys into his attacking vision (which I have no doubt that he will, considering he's the one making the hire...) the Fire should be in for an exciting 2010.