After a week of speculation, it's now official. Clint Mathis has been added as an assistant coach. The former US International, World Cup veteran, and MLS star has been with the club all week in Ave Maria, Florida but an announcement was withheld as his contract was being finalized.
Mathis' appointment completes Frank Yallop's full time game day coaching staff.
The Fire's first competitive match of 2014 will take place on Sunday at 10am. A contest against Florida Gulf Coast University will be streamed live at Chicago-Fire.com.
Pappa in Rave Green
As expected Marco Pappa has been claimed via allocation by the Seattle Sounders FC making a move back to Chicago even more unlikely. Pappa has said all along he would have preferred to return to the Fire but Seattle's asking price along with Pappa's salary made a homecoming a long shot from the start.