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Former Fire Captain Logan Pause Has Left His Coaching Gig At OCSC

The Silver Fox is leaving SoCal

MLS: Montreal Impact at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

USL club Orange County SC announced on Monday that the club had mutually parted ways with head coach — and Chicago Fire legend — Logan Pause.

Pause led the Southern California side to an 11-11-10 record in 2017, which left the team just three points shy of qualifying for the USL playoffs.

“On behalf of the entire organization, we thank [Pause] for his contributions to Orange County Soccer Club and wish him and his family all the best in their future endeavors,” said Oliver Wyss, GM and Executive VP of Soccer Operations, in a statement.

Pause joined then-named Orange County Blues FC in January, after serving as Chicago Fire Vice President during 2014, a first team assistant during 2015 and managing the Chicago Fire U23 team in 2016.

The Chicago Fire legend first joined the club on January 17, 2003, when he was chosen 24th overall in the MLS SuperDraft. The North Carolina product spent all 12 of his professional seasons with the Fire, making 286 appearances over that stretch.

Pause’s immediate future is unclear. But in January, Fire Confidential’s Guillermo Rivera reported that the OCSC head coaching job would be a temporary stop, and that he would serve as an assistant when LAFC begins play in 2018.

There is currently nothing to prove this claim, but with Bob Bradley leading LAFC in 2018, the reunion would not be the most surprising move of the MLS offseason.