Frank Yallop needed someone with knowledge of MLS' inner workings and an eye for talent as his right hand man and he apparently got that with the hiring of former Columbus Crew Technical Director Brian Bliss. His resume includes a six year stint as TD in Columbus before taking over as interim coach to close this season and six years as an assistant in Kansas City. FC Dallas was reportedly also considering him to fill their vacant head coaching position.
With the Re-entry draft upcoming and several player (re)negotiations to complete Yallop and Bliss will be busy over the next few weeks. One other task that should be resolved shortly is the naming of assistant coaches. The fact that names haven't been announced yet leads one to believe that candidates for at least one of the positions are still involved in the playoffs. Are there any familiar names on the Real Salt Lake or Sporting Kansas City staffs that would fit in with Chicago?