CJ Brown and the Fire head to CommunityAmerica Ballpark this Saturday.
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RSL hire C.J. Brown as assistant coach

NEW YORK – Reports broke on Tuesday that Real Salt Lake have filled the void left when former assistant coach Robin Fraser left to become manager of Chivas USA. His place will be filled by another of the league's long-time defensive standouts: C.J. Brown.

The 35-year-old Brown retired at the end of the 2010 season after serving 13 seasons as one of the leaders of the Chicago Fire since the club was formed in 1998. The 2001 All-Star was instrumental in the 1998 MLS Cup championship team as well as Chicago's four Open Cup titles.

The move by RSL comes five days after the Fire hired Leo Percovich as an assistant to replace Mike Matkovich, who was let go at the end of the 2010 regular season.

According to The Washington Post, Carey Talley was also in consideration for the position.