Tag: Frank Yallop

Fire prep for important stretch against Eastern Conference opponents

Consecutive streaks have been the norm for the Fire through their first eight matches of the season. The team dropped their first three games to Western opponents to start the season, before winning three straight against Eastern opponents, only to drop their last two, again at the hand of Western Conference teams. After compiling a... Read more »

Eric Gehrig ready for return after long break

Eric Gehrig ready for return after long break
Eric Gehrig knows today’s matchup between the Fire and New York City FC is an important one. After twenty days without a match, the Fire take the field again Friday night in hopes of continuing their unbeaten run, and making the most of a hobbled NYCFC team that will be missing key players when they... Read more »

Jones Finding His Form In Chicago

Jones Finding His Form In Chicago
When the Fire closed the book on their 2014 season supporters knew wholesale changes were in store for a team that struggled to a 6-10-18 finish. The departure of familiar names like Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares, and Steven Kinney gave way to new players coming in, many of whom were unfamiliar to most Fire fans,... Read more »
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Yallop may still be looking to deal - discusses the trade, draft, and DP's

Frank Yallop addressed the trade of Jalil Anibaba this afternoon via conference call with reporters and also discussed a variety of topics including depth on the back line, additional moves heading into the season, the club’s cap/budget situation, the draft, and his philosophy on landing a designated player. Let’s get right to the highlights: The... Read more »

Yallop meets with team, looks ahead to 2014

Players didn’t train this week due to a collective bargaining agreement rule that prohibits non-playoff teams from practicing past Wednesday but most of the squad was still in town for exit physicals and individual interviews with new Director of Soccer and Head Coach Frank Yallop. As of today however, the offseason officially begins with players... Read more »

Fire/Yallop have big decisions to make for 2014

The Fire organization is in the midst of massive change and the wheels continued to turn yesterday with the departures of assistant coaches Mike Matkovich and Leo Percovich, goalkeeper’s coach Aron Hyde, and Director of Scouting Rafael Carmona. The moves weren’t surprising considering the nature of the business. New coaches typically bring in their own... Read more »
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Yallop takes the reins as Director of Soccer and Head Coach

Fire owner Andrew Hauptman introduced former San Jose Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop as the club’s Director of Soccer and new head coach this morning at a press conference held downtown. Along with the newly created title, Yallop will have the final say on all player personnel decisions and will oversee the entire football operation from... Read more »