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Fire defender to join UW soccer staff

An announcement from UW:

University of Washington men's soccer coach Dean Wurzberger announced the hiring of former Husky and current Chicago Fire defender Brandon Prideaux as an assistant coach following the conclusion of the current Major League Soccer season.

Prideaux, who will begin his duties at Washington on January 1, jointly announced his plans to retire from his professional playing career at the end of the season. Ben Somoza, a former three-year letterwinner and a volunteer assistant coach for the Huskies in 2007, will serve as interim assistant coach until Prideaux's arrival.