OTF Roundtable: Frank Yallop Out, Nelson Rodriguez In

Wow. That happened quick.

Quicker than we were able get to Home Depot for some new pitchforks and lanterns, the Chicago Fire organization borrowed some from the Bridgeview Grounds Crew and did it themselves, (maybe). As of Sunday afternoon Technical Director and Head Coach Frank Yallop is out (along with his coaching staff), and Owner Andrew Hauptman has installed a General Manager with some serious league chops — Nelson Rodriguez. Read Fire’s official release here, and read below for some additional speculation.

So, we ask our illustrious OTF Writers Pool: Do the recent Fire Front Office and coaching changes make you more optimistic, pessimistic, or increasingly indifferent about the future of the organization?

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago vs. Club Deportivo Chivas USA

He netted his first career goal against the goats. Might he net Chicago's first of 2013? (photo: goal.com)

Berry: He netted his first career goal against Chivas USA in 2012. Might he net Chicago’s first of 2013? (photo: goal.com)

OTF Editor Scott Fenwick looks back on the week that was and looks ahead to Sunday afternoon’s clash with El Chelis and his little goats…

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago at Sporting Club Kansas City

The Commish: "It's a rivalry if I tell you it's a rivalry. So eat your free subs, think about it when you pee, bring your flags without poles, and shut up already." (image: thisiscosmoscountry.com)

The Commish: “It’s a rivalry if I tell you it’s a rivalry. So eat your free subs, think about the opponent when you pee, bring your flags without poles, and shut your pie holes.” (image: thisiscosmoscountry.com)

OTF Editor Scott Fenwick gets you ready for the long, hard road to a place some people call a city…

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