Soccer • Former San Jose Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop was hired Thursday as the new head coach and director of soccer for the Chicago Fire.
Yallop, 49, replaces Frank Klopas, who was fired Tuesday after New York eliminated the Fire from the MLS playoff race for the third time in the last four seasons.
San Jose fired Yallop, a native of England, midway through the season after the Earthquakes opened 3-6-6. He was coach of the year in 2012 in his second stint with San Jose. In his first stint, the Earthquakes won the MLS Cup twice in a three-year span.