Klopas names assistant coaches


Frank Klopas has assembled his coaching staff, naming Mike Matkovich and Leo Percovich as assistant coaches on Friday.

The 49-year-old Matkovich rejoins the Fire. He was an assistant coachw ith the club from 2009-10 and was head coach of the Fire PDL from 2002-06. He also served as the head coach of the U.S. Under 18 Men's National Team from 2009-11.

Percovich, 43, remains on for a second season as an assistant coach. Hailing from Montevideo, Uruguay, he was a goalkeep coach with the Colorado Rapids from 2006-07 and Chivas USA in 2008-09 before a stint with Toronto FC as an assistant in '09.

Both coaches will join Klopas at the MLS combine this weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and help with the 2012 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday in Kansas City.