Chicago Fire Soccer Club Names Aron Hyde Goalkeeping Coach
CHICAGO, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2014) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Thursday that Aron Hyde will return to the club as goalkeeping coach for the 2014 Major League Soccer campaign.
“Aron is a knowledgeable, talented and well-respected coach,” said Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop. “He has been instrumental in the development of Sean Johnson, one of the brightest young American talents, and we know he will continue to be integral to strengthening our overall goalkeeping corps.”
Hyde, 30, returns after having previously served in the role for the club for the past four seasons. A native of Birmingham, England, Hyde joined the Fire in 2010 after spending 2009 as an assistant coach with the University of Washington. Prior to joining the Huskies, Hyde worked as the Goalkeeping Coach for Seattle University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams from 2006-09.
Hyde previously coached for Seattle-based Emerald City FC where he served as assistant goalkeeper coach and head team coach for two of the boy’s club teams. He has been involved as a Region IV Staff Coach, an NSCAA goalkeeping staff instructor and with the Washington state Olympic Development Program.
Hyde’s playing experience includes spells with Walsall FC, Millwall FC, and Wycombe Wanderers in his native England. Stateside, he spent time at Judson College (NAIA).
He currently possesses his USSF A and USSF Goalkeeping Licenses, and his UEFA A Coaching License.