Klopas says he's prepared to coach Fire
Chicago Fire executive Frank Klopas says the knowledge he gained while scouting and signing current players will help him in his transition to interim coach.
The 44-year-old Fire technical director took over after the team announced the dismissal of second-year coach Carlos de los Cobos on Monday. Klopas supervised his first practice on Tuesday.
Chicago is 1-4-6 this season. Its last Major League Soccer victory came on March 26, a 3-2 decision over Kansas City.
Klopas says, ''I feel comfortable because I believe in the group we have.'' He will continue to supervise the team's soccer operations.
Klopas says de los Cobos was fired on Sunday and the players learned on Monday.