Former Chicago Fire midfielder Logan Pause
, who spent 12 years in MLS, is leaving the organization, where he worked as an assistant coach, to become the head coach of the USL's Orange County
Pause, who also worked as the head coach of the Fire’s PDL team, made 337 appearances for the Fire before retiring in 2014. The Blues will be a feeder team for the LAFC,
which is expected to begin play in MLS in 2018.
“We are thrilled to welcome Logan to the organization," said Oliver Wyss,
Blues general manager and executive vice president
of soccer operations. "We went through an exhaustive search over the last couple of months to identify a head coach who not only could succeed in the USL but also understands the importance of
developing talented professional soccer players within Orange County and for our partner club LAFC.”