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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Kubik hired as assistant coach

Associated Press

AMSTERDAM -- Former Czechoslovakia star Lubos Kubik, who played against the United States at the 1990 World Cup, has been hired as an assistant coach of the American national team.

Kubik fills a spot that had been open since May, when Peter Nowak resigned to become coach of Major League Soccer's expansion Philadelphia Union.

Kubik had 13 goals in 56 appearances for Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic from 1985-97. He joined MLS's Chicago Fire in 1998, when Bob Bradley coached the team, and was Nowak's top assistant with the 2008 U.S. Olympic team.

The 46-year-old lives in Pardubice, Czech Republic.