The Washington Post is reporting that former El Salvador coach [Carlos de los Cobos is the leading candidate to become the Fire's next head man](http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2010/01/things_were_hearing_barring_la.html).
Should De los Cobos be coming to Chicago he likely wouldn't be coming alone. [Another report from the Washington Post has De los Cobos's hiring hinging (at least in part) on the Fire's ability to sign 24-year-old Salvadoran winger/forward Julio Martinez](http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2010/01/emilio_martinez_spike_lee_iran.html). Martinez played with Mexican club Club Leon in last season's *Apertura*, scoring three goals in seven games.
Signing Martinez would add to the Fire's depth in the forward and outside midfielder areas, which have both taken hits this offseason with the departures of Chris Rolfe and Cuauhtemoc Blanco.