Chicago fires three members of technical staff

The Chicago Fire, which is still looking for a new head coach, has fired goalkeeping coach Aron Hyde, strength and conditioning coach Adrian Lamb and head of scouting Trevor James.

Hyde had been with the Fire for six years. Lamb joined the Fire in 2015, while James arrived in 2014, Frank Yallop's first season with in Chicago.

Yallop was fired late in the 2015 season. Brian Bliss has been the interim coach and Logan Pause working as his assistant.

"This decision was not taken lightly, but was ultimately necessary as part of advancing our soccer operations," said Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez, who arrived at the end of the season.  "We offer our best wishes for all of their respective future professional endeavors."

Names mentioned as candidates for the head coaching job include Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto and U.S. U-20 head coach Tab Ramos.

Support staff members Ron Stern, the director of team operations and last remaining employee from the Fire's first season in 1998, Charles Raycroft, head equipment manager, and Allan Araujo, assistant equipment manager, were relieved of their duties.
3 comments about "Chicago fires three members of technical staff".
  1. Dan J, November 20, 2015 at 10:32 a.m.

    It would be great if the Fire could field a competitive team. It all starts with the owners willingness to part with dollars to field a winning team. I wonder if the Chicago Fire fans would tolerate a ticket price increase to field an outstanding team? I, for one, went to only a two matches because the quality of play was mediocre at best.

  2. Richard Brown, November 21, 2015 at 4:56 p.m.

    What happen to the polish population in Chicago. Why not get some players from Poland or another Polish manager.

    When a manager gets let go. The new manager might want to hire his own staff so they fire the old msnagers trainers.

  3. Richard Brown, November 25, 2015 at 12:26 p.m.

    On arena he coaced the MLS all stars if I remember right against an English club team. They discussed the game the two managers decided they were going to take it easy defensively to avoid injuries in a game that meant nothing.

    You know what Arena did? He high pressured the English team the whole first half and built a big lead on them,

    That is when i first realized that I liked Arena. The losing coach if I remember right did not shake hands with arena at the end of the game.

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