Frank Klopas joined the Chicago Fire coaching staff as an assistant coach on Jan. 14, 2020. Klopas joined his hometown Club in 1998 and has since served as a player, head coach, technical director, team ambassador and broadcaster for the Fire over the course of 22 years.
A Chicago soccer icon, Klopas has appeared in more than 290 professional appearances for clubs in the United States and Greece, including 50 appearances for the Fire from 1998-99. On the international playing stage, Klopas scored 12 goals in 39 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team from 1987-1995, representing the USMNT in the 1988 Summer Olympics, 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1995 Copa America.
After concluding his playing career in 1999, Klopas served as the Fire’s assistant coach in 2000 and technical director from 2008-2011, before becoming the sixth full-time head coach in Club history on Nov. 3, 2011. With his appointment, Klopas became the first former Fire player to be named head coach. While at the helm, he helped guide the Fire to the U.S. Open Cup final and the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Klopas then joined the Montreal Impact on December 2013 as the team’s head coach. In two seasons with the Impact (2013-15), he led the side to a Canadian Championship title (2014) and the final of Concacaf Champions League (2014-15). In 2016, Klopas returned to the Fire to become the Club’s broadcast color analyst from 2016-19.
He currently holds a U.S. Soccer A license and is fluent in English and Greek.