Tag: Carlos De los Cobos

De Los Cobos Released - Klopas To Take Over On The Bench

The Chicago Fire have fired head coach Carlos De Los Cobos after 41 games at the helm in just over one season.  A disappointing May that appeared promising at first glance was apparently the last opportunity for De Los Cobos to maintain his position for the rest of the campaign.  Technical Director Frank Klopas will assume the coaching duties... Read more »

Media Day 2011 - De Los Cobos and Klopas Talk 2011

Media Day at the Bridgeview Sportsdome featured the full current roster in training with the exception of the two mystery international strikers, Deris Umanzor who has been loaned to Aguila in El Salvador, and Steve Kinney and Mike Banner who are recovering from injuries.  Carlos De Los Cobos and Frank Klopas addressed the media after... Read more »

Fire Add Percovich to Coaching Staff

The Fire have added former Uruguayan international Leo Percovich to the coaching staff as first assistant to Carlos De Los Cobos.  Percovich was most recently an assistant to Preki at Toronto FC and Chivas USA while also acting as the Colorado Rapids goalkeepers coach in 2006-2007.  Percovich fills the spot vacated by Mike Matkovich after... Read more »

Fire Close to Deal with Ramon Morales? - Updated

According to this article the Fire are close to a deal with former Chivas midfielder Ramon Morales. Morales has been a rumored name for over a year.  He played last in FMF with Estudiantes and had his season cut short due to injury.  He’s 35, usually plays on the left side, and recently had surgery... Read more »

De Los Cobos to Return in 2011

According to MLSsoccer.com’s Sam Stejskal (via twitter) multiple sources close to the Fire have indicated that Carlos De Los Cobos will return for his second year at the helm of the Fire in 2011.  It was pretty safe to assume that the release of two assistants last week would not precede the release of the... Read more »

Before The Fire Get Too "Wacky".....

A recent article by SI.com’s Steve Davis got me thinking about the Fire’s current coaching situation and the dismissal of the previous coach.  Some members of the national media have taken the opportunity to point out that Denis Hamlett was relieved of his duties after two consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference final and have... Read more »

Training Report / Injury Update

Training was definitely fiery and intense this morning as the team seems to finally realize that it’s facing the possibility of missing the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history.  A full scrimmage followed by some spirited discussion is a good sign that the team is not taking things lightly, but the question... Read more »

4-4-2 or 4-5-1 ?

Carlos De Los Cobos has used the one forward formation for a majority of this season but the addition of Nery Castillo and Freddie Ljungberg has increased the coach’s tactical options.  It may be another week or two before we see what De Los Cobos has ultimately decided on.  Nery Castillo is probably two weeks away... Read more »

Random Fire Links

Here’s another round of interesting links…………….. Ridiculous Not Fire related and I’m not sure if this has been posted before, but I though it was worth a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99wTP-MPq98 I particularly like the way he strolls off like he’s the shiznit after every shot.   Ward Bounces Back Sam’s piece on Tim Ward on mlssoccer.com... Read more »

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 »