Tag: Head Coaching Search

Updating the de los Cobos and Martinez situations

So far this offseason the Fire has parted ways with former head coach Denis Hamlett, seen Brandon Prideaux retire, lost David Myrie in the expansion draft, and watched as Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Chris Rolfe and (now) Gonzalo Segares left to ply their trade abroad. They have yet to bring in anyone new. For his part, Technical... Read more »

Report: De los Cobos leader for Fire head coaching job

The Washington Post is reporting that former El Salvador coach [Carlos de los Cobos is the leading candidate to become the Fire’s next head man](http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2010/01/things_were_hearing_barring_la.html). Should De los Cobos be coming to Chicago he likely wouldn’t be coming alone. [Another report from the Washington Post has De los Cobos’s hiring hinging (at least in part)... Read more »

Fire in talks with De los Cobos

You knew I couldn’t stay away didn’t you? Mexican newspaper Record is linking Carlos De los Cobos, current head coach of El Salvador’s National Team, [with the Fire](http://www.record.com.mx/futbol/de-los-cobos-cerca-del-chicago-fire-21122009.html). De los Cobos, 51, said that he will be leaving the Salvadoran “selection” when his contract expires at the end of the year. Though he said he... Read more »

Updating the head coaching search

Yesterday, Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America came out with a report that stated — amongst other things — that the Fire’s head coaching search is nearing its end. Citing a source within the Fire organization, [the report stated that the search is down to two former Fire players: ex-D.C. head coach Tom Soehn and current... Read more »

Wynalda interested in Fire's head coaching position

I’ve learned that Eric Wynalda, the 2nd all time leading scorer in U.S. National Team history and current co-host of Fox Football Fone-in on FSC, is strongly interested in the Fire’s head coaching position.  I would be very surprised if the Fire hired Wynalda, who was notorious for his brashness both on the playing field... Read more »

Afternoon Update

Here are a few updates to close out your week with… Fire interview Fraser According to Steve Goff, the Fire had an interview with Real Salt Lake assistant Robin Fraser this past week.   Fraser, who will turn 43 in a week, played 10 years in MLS, winning the defender of the year award in... Read more »