The Chicago Fire never did get going under head coach Carlos De Los Cobos, and the lack of results ultimately led to De Los Cobos departure.
The Fire fired De Los Cobos on Monday (though the team's press release said the sides have "parted ways") and former Chicago Fire standout and front office exec Frank Klopas has been chosen to take over as head coach.
Klopas takes over a Fire team that has struggled all season and has managed just a 1-4-6 record after starting the season 1-0-1.
De Los Cobos failed to produce results after taking over as head coach for Denis Hamlett, who wasn't re-hired by Chicago despite leading the team to consecutive Eastern Conference Final appearances. After a 2010 season seen as a rebuilding campaign, De Los Cobos was given another season to produce results, but the Fire continued to drop points on a regular basis, leading to De Los Cobos' departure.
What do you think of this development? Feel De Los Cobos deserved more time, or do you think he was a mistake of a hire to begin with?
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