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Fire owner Hauptman goes with his head for once
October 31st, 2013 11:25PM
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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Some disenchanted Chicago Fire fans will claim owner Andrew Hauptman doesn't have his heart in his club. But Hauptman says just the opposite has been the problem. His decision to hire Frank Yallop -- a veteran of 11 MLS seasons with three clubs -- as head coach and director of soccer operations was a case, he says, of going with his head over his heart.

Yallop had been linked to the Vancouver head coaching job that became vacant when Martin Rennie's contract was not renewed, but Chicago beat the Whitecaps to the punch after head coach Frank Klopas and president of soccer operations Javier Leon were dismissed on Tuesday.

Yallop had left the San Jose Earthquakes midway through his sixth season in his second stint in San Jose. He had led the old Quakes (now in Houston) to MLS titles in 2001 and 2003. He had also coached the LA Galaxy in part of 2006 and in 2007. In between, he served as Canada national team coach.

“I always go into every situation assuming that it's for the long," Hauptman said, "and I think, like with anything, you learn, and you get smarter and you make certain decisions with your heart, you make certain decisions with your head. In this particular circumstance, I would say I'm making the decision 100 percent with my head.”

Yallop is a break from the past. None of the previous six Fire coaching hires had MLS head coaching experience, and only two of them -- Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio and Mexican Carlos de los Cobos -- had professional head coaching experience when they were hired.



Chicago Fire Coaches:
Bob Bradley (1998–02)
Dave Sarachan (2002-07)
Juan Carlos Osorio (2007)
Denis Hamlett (2008-09)
Carlos de los Cobos (2010-11)
Frank Klopas (2011-13)
Frank Yallop (2013-)


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