Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday
that Frank Klopas has been named head coach and director of player personnel
on a new three-year contract.
Klopas served as head coach for the Chicago Fire from May 30, 2011 until
October 30 of this year. Klopas also served as the technical director of the
Fire starting in 2008.
After taking over the team with a 1-4-6 record, he led the Fire to a 9-9-14
record in 2011 and an appearance in the U.S. Open Cup final. In 2012, he led
the team to the playoffs with a 17-11-6 record. In 2013, he led the team
to a 14-13-7 record missing the playoffs by a single point. He's compiled a
career winning record of 39-29-23 in three seasons as head coach in MLS.
As a player, Klopas was a longtime US national team standout and a member of
the 1994 World Cup and 1988 Summer Olympic teams. He scored 12 goals in just
He played nine seasons in his native Greece before returning for MLS's
inaugural season in 1996, scoring seven goals in 54 games over two seasons
with the Kansas City Wizards. He then joined Chicago Fire to make history by
helping the club win both the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup trophies in
its inaugural season in 1998.
In addition to the hiring of Klopas, the club announced assistant coach Mauro
Biello, goalkeeping coach Youssef Dahha and fitness coach Paolo Pacione will
remain with the club for 2014.
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