Percovich named Fire assistant coach

The Chicago Fire announced the addition of Leo Percovich as first assistant coach on Wednesday. Percovich takes over the position previously held by Naperville native and U.S. U-18 men's national team head coach Mike Matkovich.

Coincidentally, Matkovich and Percovich were both part of Chivas USA's 2008 team, with Matkovich holding an assistant job and Percovich the goalkeeper coach position.

Percovich, 42, is a native of Montevideo, Uruguay, and he has been involved in Major League Soccer since 2006. He was a goalkeeper coach with the Colorado Rapids (2006-2007) and Chivas USA (2008-2009) and joined Toronto FC as an assistant coach just before the 2009 season got underway.

During his playing days, Percovich made six appearances with the Uruguayan national team.