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Chicago Fire officially names Ezra Hendrickson as head coach

It was reported last week, but now it’s official. On Wednesday, the Chicago Fire announced the hiring of former Columbus Crew assistant coach Ezra Hendrickson.

Hendrickson joins Columbus’ Major League Soccer rival after three seasons back in the Columbus organization. He joined the Crew in 2019 in an assistant coach under current head coach Caleb Porter. Hendrickson also played for the Black & Gold from 2006-2008, winning an MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield under former head coach Sigi Schmid.

“We want to congratulate Ezra on being named head coach of Chicago Fire FC,” Crew president and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in the release announcing the move.