MLS: Sarachan named Chicago coach; replaces Bradley for third time

U.S. national team assistant coach Dave Sarachan has been named head coach of the Chicago Fire, replacing Bob Bradley, who left the Fire after five years at the helm to take over the MetroStars.

Most recently, Sarachan served as Bruce ArenaÆs full-time assistant on the U.S. national team.

In 1998 MLS, he replaced Bradley as ArenaÆs assistant with D.C. United when Bradley took over as Chicago head coach. Sarachan remained D.C. United assistant coach through the 1999 season, under Thomas Rongen, before following Arena to the national team in January 2000.

Sarachan had joined D.C. United from Cornell University, where he compiled a 64-63-16 record over nine seasons. Before taking over at Cornell, Sarachan served as ArenaÆs assistant at the University of Virginia (1984-88). He had replaced Bradley, who left Virginia in 1983 to become head coach of his alma mater, Princeton.

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