Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Morrow Promises Big Things as Dallas Hires Internally
Dallas Morning News, December 18th, 2006 4:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

It didn't take FC Dallas as long as the U.S. Soccer to replace its departed coach, though Colin Clarke's replacement at FCD assumes the job under similar circumstances. For the undecided, the interim-coach has become the choice du jour in American soccer, and Steve Morrow, a former defender from the days when the club was known as the Dallas Burn, is the latest beneficiary/ potential victim. Like Gulati's search for the next manager U.S., FCD general manager Michael Hitchcock started out with a long list of 50 candidates, but was unable to come to a satisfactory decision. Morrow's first move was to distance himself from the Clarke administration, under which he was assistant coach. "Colin and I are very, very different coaches," said Morrow, adding, "I want to be judged on my own right as a coach." Morrow, like Clarke, a former Northern Ireland international, was chosen ahead of D.C. United assistant Tom Soehn, former USA international Jeff Agoos and SMU coach Schellas Hyndman. Dallas has grown in strength over the last few years, though this season the club underachieved when it really mattered, faltering at home against the Colorado Rapids in the first round of the playoffs and eventually losing on penalties. Last season produced some positives, however: FCD topped the Western Conference with a 16-12-4 record, but Hitchcock felt that failing in the first round of the postseason for the second straight year was a signal that it was time for a change. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Yeagley: 'They all want to beat Indiana'    
A Big Ten title extended Indiana's streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 27, but it ...
Belmont Abbey freshman McGuire remembered on campus    
Belmont Abbey freshman Michael McGuire collapsed following a pre-season fitness test Aug. 16 and died five ...
Report: Benatia Joins Bayern Munich from Roma     
AS Roma on Tuesday sold central defender Mehdi Benatia to Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. ...
Report: Ebola Causing Havoc with African Nations Cup Qualifiers    
Ivory Coast will not be allowed to host their African Nations Cup qualifier next week against ...
Algeria Postpones Matches Following Player's Death     
Algerian authorities have closed the stadium in Tizi Ouzou where a player was struck by an ...
Reports: United Agrees $100 Million Fee for Di Maria     
Manchester United on Tuesday agreed to pay Real Madrid 60 million-pounds ($100 million) for the transfer ...
Report: Gunners' Giroud Could be Out Three Months    
Arsenal is anxiously awaiting the results of a second scan on striker Olivier Giroud's ankle amid ...
Maccabi Tel Aviv Coach Quits; Club Blames Gaza War    
Maccabi Tel Aviv coach Oscar Garcia on Monday quit his post, with the club saying Tuesday ...
Lampard Retires from England    
Frank Lampard on Tuesday announced his retirement from England international duty. The 36-year-old, who left Chelsea ...
Real, Atleti Blame Tiredness for Monday Displays    
European champ Real Madrid and Spanish champ Atletico Madrid got their La Liga campaigns off to ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives