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Fire FC hires Ezra Hendrickson as their new head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Chicago Fire FC has hired Ezra Hendrickson as the team’s new head coach. He joins the Fire FC after being an assistant coach with the Columbus Crew.

This will be the first time that he leads an MLS team. Before joining the Crew as an assistant coach, he spent time with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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“I am immensely proud and humbled to be named the head coach of Chicago Fire FC,” said Hendrickson. “There are many people to thank. Firstly, I am grateful to our owner Joe Mansueto for this incredible opportunity. It’s a responsibility that I do not take lightly. Georg Heitz, Sebastian Pelzer and Eddie Rock have also been supportive throughout this process, and I am excited to work alongside them as colleagues. We must be a team in order to achieve our goals.

“To the Fire faithful, I know that we have a great deal of work ahead of us to get the Club back to its days of MLS dominance. It will not be easy, but I know that your continued support of our Club will be necessary and appreciated by myself, the players and the staff. I’m a big believer that a team’s identity should align with the reputation of the city it represents. When I think of Chicago, I think of hardworking, successful people and that is the identity this team will adopt. We will always give you our best efforts and make you proud to wear the Fire colors.”

The former soccer player also spent time as an assistant coach Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. He also was an assistant coach with the Seattle Sounders FC.

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From 2014 through 2018, he served as the Seattle Sounders FC 2 head coach.  

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Ezra to the Club as our new head coach,” said Sporting Director Georg Heitz. “He is a very well-respected coach who has had a highly successful career in MLS. Ezra has worked in winning environments alongside some of the most accomplished managers in the league, and we are confident that he is the right person to help us achieve our goals. I look forward to beginning our work together during what will be an important offseason for the Club.”

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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