Category: Carlos de los Cobos

Just for starters

*Quick Note — So it turns out today is not my last day. At the very least, I’ll be going all the way through tomorrow. Obviously, I’ll keep you all posted.* Last week, Carlos de los Cobos ran out an interesting lineup for opening day. There were some surprise selections (Mike Banner) some surprising omissions... Read more »

Updating the Krol Situation

*Very sorry this is going up so late. I had to deal with some issues and was kept away. Rest assured tomorrow will literally be chock full of posts. I’m planning on setting a record for number of entries. I intend to hold to that. On another note, this post is meant to update the... Read more »

Early returns

*So, apparently the deadline for roster cuts was not yesterday. Turns out the Fire’s press release was wrong and now I have a little bit of egg on my face **(EDIT — the Fire’s release was not wrong. The league changed the deadline at the last minute.)** Not the first time that’s happened…* > “I... Read more »

A Retroactive Practice Report

I might not have been at practice yesterday, but I have a few updates from Wednesday’s training session thanks to the email report of a faithful reader who attended the session. Here we go… **John tearing it up –** Apparently, it hasn’t taken trialist Collins John long to get acclimated to the Fire. According to... Read more »


It’s been a while since I last spoke with Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas so we had a few things to catch up on when we talked today. First on the list was the Fire’s newest player, defender Krzysztof Krol. The 22-year-old Krol, who the Fire officially acquired on loan from Polish team Jagiellonia Bialystok,... Read more »

Fire sign Martinez to loan deal

The Fire announced this afternoon that midfielder Julio Martinez will join the club on loan from Mexican second division side Club Leon FC. Martinez, who played for Fire head coach Carlos de los Cobos on the El Salvadoran National Team, for which he has scored two goals in ten appearances. “Julio is a true professional... Read more »

Happy Days

*Note: I changed the title of this article. The old one sucked.* > “For those who know their Fire history they remember a guy like [former head coach] Bob Bradley based on his integrity and the type of ethical guy that he is. When I sat down with Carlos the first thing i thought about... Read more »

Early reaction to the introduction of De los Cobos

The Fire formally introduced Carlos de los Cobos as head coach today, unveiling the 51-year-old Mexican manager in front of a crush of media members and fans. I’ll be transcribing the 45+ minutes of interviews I got from the press conference later on this afternoon, but I wanted to share a few quick observations now.... Read more »

Off to the press conference...

Apologies for my absence this weekend.  I was at a conference in St. Louis and had no internet access for the better part of three days.  It was awful. I will be attending this morning’s introduction of Carlos de los Cobos and plan to post shortly after the press conference ends.  Stay tuned.  (Update —... Read more »

Fire come to terms with De los Cobos

According to a report by Nick Firchau of the Southtown Star, [the Fire and Carlos de los Cobos have agreed to terms for the former Mexican international to become the fifth head coach in team history](,010710fireforweb.article). De los Cobos, who had been rumored as the front-runner for the job for about a week, most recently... Read more »