Another long-time Fire stalwart is leaving the club. Sources indicate to Fire Confidential that Logan Pause is set to depart for a position with Los Angeles FC. Pause will assume the head coaching position for LAFC’s USL side Orange County Blues FC and serve as an assistant when they begin play in MLS next season.
Pause spent his entire professional career with the Fire and took a position as Vice President upon retirement following the 2014 season. He joined the Fire’s coaching staff when Frank Yallop was dismissed late in the 2015 season and was retained on Veljko Paunovic’s staff last year.
Los Angeles FC’s Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations is former Fire midfielder John Thorrington, who has been very close to Pause over the years.
Update 4:20 pm:
Fire General Manager Nelson Rodriguez’s statement on the departure of Logan Pause:
“We’ve long known of Logan’s coaching promise and take a measure of pride when members of our staff are recruited. He’s deserving of this new challenge and we expect and wish for his continued success.”