Brian Bliss named Fire's technical director

The Chicago Fire announced Friday that Brian Bliss has been named the club’s technical director.

“Brian brings a wealth of knowledge to this position and will be a tremendous asset to the technical staff,” Fire head coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop said. “Brian has been involved with MLS for many years and has a proven track record of building championship-caliber squads. I’m excited to add Brian’s expertise to the Fire and look forward to working alongside him.”

Bliss joins the Fire after six years serving as the technical cirector of the Columbus Crew. On Sept. 2, 2013 Bliss was appointed interim head coach of the Crew, where he led the club to a 4-4-0 record to close out the 2013 season.