Frank Klopas helped a struggling Chicago Fire transform from league laughing stock to legitimate playoff contender in less than a season and has been rewarded with a chance to keep doing the job he did so well this past season.
The Fire will remove the interim tag from Frank Klopas' interim head coaching position and make him the team's head coach for the 2012 MLS season, multiple sources with knowledge of the move told Fox Soccer on Tuesday.
Klopas guided the Chicago Fire to the U.S. Open Cup Final, where they lost to the Seattle Sounders, and led them to an 8-6-10 record after the team started 1-4-6 under former head coach Carlos De Los Cobos. Chicago finished the season on a strong 7-2-3 run led by the goal-scoring of Dominic Oduro and midfield play of Sebastian Grazzini, Pavel Pardo and Marco Pappa.
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