By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — The Chicago Fire won their game against the NYCFC on Wednesday, but pardon Head Coach Raphael Wicky if he is not in a celebratory mood a day later.

Wicky was fired just hours after the win.

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The team said they wanted to wait until after the team’s three-match homestand to make the move.

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Assistant coach Frank Klopas will direct the club on an interim basis while the team searches for a replacement. Klopas was head coach from 2011-13.

The Fire are 7-15-6 this season. They were 12-25-14 in two seasons under Wicky.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff