As reported by various outlets tonight, Frank Klopas is out as coach of the Fire. Klopas was named as Technical Director in 2008 before taking over for Carlos De Los Cobos behind the bench in May of 2011.
It seems a failure to qualify for the playoffs this weekend was the deciding factor in the move and signals what will probably be the first acknowledged change in the Fire technical staff this offseason. President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon will likely be reassigned within the Andell organization which doesn't bode well for Vice President of Soccer Ops Guillermo Petrei.
The search for a new face at the top of the technical staff has been under way for several weeks now and that search will now include a coach.
Welcome to the offseason. It's going to be a long one.