CJ Brown returning to Chicago

Sources have confirmed to Fire Confidential that CJ Brown is returning to the Fire as an assistant coach under Frank Yallop. Brown joined Real Salt Lake’s staff after retiring at the conclusion of the 2010 season and now has a chance to rejoin the club he started his MLS career with.

An official announcement is expected tomorrow.

Wednesday update : It’s official

Filed under: 2013 Post Season

Tags: Chicago Fire


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  • Eto'o? I think it would be a good move!

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    This is great. Now if we can only find a way to keep Pause and hopefully Rolfe. We still need some history in this team.

  • I like that CJ is coming back. His intense leadership on the field if translated to his coaching will be a huge benefit to our relatively young line (excluding Gonzo and Baky). If the benefit of letting Pause and Rolfe go is getting far into the playoffs, I am willing to pay that price. If someone can see into the future and tell me that Rolfe's shots will be on frame and taken with his patented quick release, I would say bring him back. But he could not get his shot off. Pause is so smart and so steady, but he is two steps slower now. Don't get me wrong, I like both of these guys, but there is a time in soccer when a team needs to restock with younger, faster players. I will not forget Rolfe's rookie year when he looked like the wind could knock him down. He never stopped running and was able to score because his release was lightning quick. I just think it is time for the team to get younger.

  • so who was taken off the re-entry list?

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    Just announced: Paladini traded to the Crew for a 4th round (61st) draft pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

  • In reply to MReichert:

    I would have liked a higher pick, allocation spot upgrade, or $$$. I personally feel like he is worth more then a 4th round pick.

    But its obvious, he wasn't part of Frank's plans going foward. Maybe we can turn the pick into Sean Johnson part 2?

  • Looks like Bone is off to Philly, let's see if he does better there.

  • Paladini was cheap at the price and solid enough for most squads in MLS. I hope Yallop's future deals get a better return than this one. I know this particular draft is in many cases a de facto release, but I don't understand how Kinney is kept and Paladini is given away. I sure hope Yallop rates Nyarko as one of the best players in the league and doesn't fancy clearing that cap space. The other names on the list were obvious ones.

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