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Sarachan Sacked by Fire

By Todd McClamroch in News on Jun 21, 2007 1:50PM

The Chicago Fire let Dave Sarachan go on Wednesday. The Chicago Fire started the season with their best start ever and have floundered since to a record of 4-6-2 brining Sarachan to 55-50-31 on his career. For the time being Denis Hamlett will be promoted from assistant coach to interim head coach of the Fire. Hamlett has been with the organization as an assistant for 10 years. He will get his first opportunity at the helm when the Fire compete in an international friendly against MKS Cracovia of Poland on Friday night at Toyota Park.

Fire Midfielder Chris Armas was disappointed in the decision feeling Sarachan should have been given more time. Armas commented on the challenges that Sarachan faced "We have injuries and guys at the national team camp. Our core group has been gone."

In other soccer news the CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-Finals take place tonight down at Soldier Field. The first match of the night features the United States vs. Canada at 6pm. At 9pm Mexico will take on Guadeloupe in the other semi-final match. The winners will face off for the Gold Cup championship on Sunday, June 24 at 2pm.