Yesterday, Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America came out with a report that stated -- amongst other things -- that the Fire's head coaching search is nearing its end. Citing a source within the Fire organization, [the report stated that the search is down to two former Fire players: ex-D.C. head coach Tom Soehn and current Chivas USA player Jesse Marsch](http://www.socceramerica.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=35892).
Today, a different source within the Fire organization has come out and said that the Soccer America report is false. Describing the search as "not that far along" and just past "the first round of the interview process," my source said that the Fire isn't really near a final two candidates. It was emphasized that Technical Director Frank Klopas is taking his time with the search to ensure that he hires the right man for the job.
The Soccer America report also states that the Fire has interviewed current assistant coach Mike Jeffries, former Kansas City head coach Curt Onalfo and former Fire player Chris Armas. The source didn't mention anything about Jeffries or Onalfo but did say that the Fire has not interviewed Armas at any time in the search process.
The source also said that the Fire is looking inside MLS, outside MLS and outside the country for their next head coach.
Lastly, the source said to not expect any hire to be made in the next week which -- given the fact that the holiday season is in full swing -- doesn't come as very much of a surprise. That said, the Fire would still like to have a head coach in place before the January 14th draft.