Tag: Frank Klopas

Klopas named Montreal coach and director of player personnel

The speculation is over in Montreal. The Impact announced today that Frank Klopas has been named the club’s head coach and director of player personnel. Klopas will keep the assistant coaches in place but will also have a technical director to deal with and a sporting director above him. The question of how that hierarchy... Read more »

Changing coaches often offers little solutions

With almost one-third of the season expired and the Fire looking like a club destined to miss the playoffs for the third time in four seasons the whispers about a coaching change are getting louder. Fans are understandably upset with the club’s 2-7-1 record and the outcry for change via social media and various other... Read more »

Fire begin training for season opener

Winning the Carolina Challenge Cup was one thing but now the season starts for real next Sunday in Los Angeles and the Fire are back in Bridgeview (for one day at least) to begin preparations for the 2013 kick-off match.  The team trained at the Bridgeview Sports Dome on Tuesday before departing for Los Angeles... Read more »

Friedrich out 3-4 weeks/Rolfe, Robayo news & more

After enjoying off days on Monday and Tuesday the Fire resumed training today ahead of a Sunday visit to Portland to face the Timbers, a team they lost to twice last season.  They’ll be without central defender Arne Friedrich for a while though.  The World Cup veteran left Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City with... Read more »

Fire/Pardo Close to New Deal & Striker On The Way

With the 2012 Superdraft only days away, Frank Klopas and the Fire are in the process of shaping the squad that will report for the beginning of training camp next week.  That includes re-signing veteran midfielder Pavel Pardo.  Klopas expects that Pardo will be signed and ready to go when the team begins workouts for the... Read more »

Klopas Set To Depart For Euro Mission

Frank Klopas is set to depart for a European scouting mission this weekend and I had a chance to catch up with him to discuss a wide range of Fire related topics.  Here’s a Q&A with the Fire’s head coach that sheds a little bit of light on what should be another interesting offseason. Are... Read more »

Final 2011 training day notes

Chicago Fire held their final first team training session of the 2011 season this morning officially bringing an end to a year of ups and downs that culminated in narrowly missing the playoffs for just the third time in team history. After training, head coach Frank Klopas took a few minutes to talk to reporters... Read more »

Frank Klopas Announced As Head Coach - Jersey Sponsor Near?

Thursday afternoon the Chicago Fire announced what many had been speculating would be the case for weeks. Owner Andrew Hauptman held a press conference to officially introduce Frank Klopas as the club’s permanent head coach, dropping the “interim” title he has held since the club released Carlos De Los Cobos on Memorial Day weekend some five... Read more »

Klopas Still "Interim" Coach For Now

The Fire continue post season training at Toyota Park with an eye towards 2012 and assessing the roster going forward.  Interim Head Coach Frank Klopas, who will likely have the “interim” tag removed soon is using the time to continue developing and hopefully carrying over the success the team enjoyed in the final months of... Read more »

Fire Face Burning Questions For 2012

Now that the 2011 season has concluded with a second consecutive non playoff campaign the Fire as an organization face several pivotal questions that will shape the team for the foreseeable future.  While the 2010 season culminated in some disarray amid what was certain to be a rebuilding process the feeling this time is much... Read more »