Goalkeeping coach Aleksandar Saric joined the Chicago Fire after serving with head coach Veljko Paunovic on the Serbian U-20 coaching staff. Under Saric’s tutelage, Serbia earned three shutouts and conceded just four goals in seven games in their run to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup title. Saric’s coaching career includes stints with FC Arema of the Indonesian Super League, Dunajska Streda of the Slovakian Premier League, SC Varzim of the Portuguese Segunda Liga and Austria’s SC Austria Lustenau. Saric’s 24-year professional playing career began in 1986 with FK Crvena Zvezda of the Serbian SuperLiga and featured stops in Germany, Portugal, Israel, Romania, Austria and Slovakia.
Saric holds his UEFA A coaching license and also is a licensed goalkeeper coach by the Spanish and Austrian football federations.