Two things became obvious when Fire owner Andrew Hauptman introduced Frank Yallop as the club’s new head coach and director of soccer operations on Thursday.
Losing key players to national team duty can be disruptive for any team, and the Fire and Seattle Sounders will both be down two men when they collide Saturday night.
Needless to say, Saturday’s 2-0 road loss to the New England Revolution was a costly one for the Fire.
From Comcast SportsNet
The Fire has made three significant announcements since its 1-0 loss to Englands Aston Villa in Saturday nights international friendly at Toyota Park.