Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Ellinger resigns at Real Salt Lake
by Ridge Mahoney, August 8th, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Not surprisingly, former RSL coach John Ellinger has resigned, effective Aug. 18.

Operator-investor Dave Checkettsreplaced him with Jason Kreis May 3 and he had stayed on as technical director. Ellinger had given Kreis some coaching responsibilities as a player, such as breaking down game video, yet Kreis took over the job with no coaching experience. The timing also came as a shock.

"John got fired four games into the season, there's nothing I could have done about that," said Freddy Adu, who had joined RSL during the offseason from D.C. United in a trade and has since been sold to Portuguese club Benfica. "I'm with a new team, just trying to fit in, and four games into the season the guy you went to play for gets fired -- that took a toll on me, it really did. I was very disappointed about that.

"I care a lot about him and his family. He's a good coach, and I don't mind telling anybody how much he helped me develop as a player."

A call to Ellinger Tuesday afternoon was not returned in time for this report.

Ellinger coached RSL to a 15-37-16 record after leaving U.S. Soccer, where he coached the under-17 team and managed the residency program in Bradenton, Fla.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Red Bulls get defensive held with Collin    
In need of help at center back, where it lost Matt Miazga, sold to Chelsea, and ...
MLS Week 9: Results and standings    
The Colorado Rapids earned a 2-2 tie at Montreal to join FC Dallas and Real Salt ...
NWSL: Reign's Fishlock sidelined with fractured tibia    
Jess Fishlock, an NWSL Best XI pick in each of her three seasons with the Seattle ...
MLS Week 9: Weekend schedule    
One of five Saturday afternoon matches features the Montreal Impact, first in the Eastern Conference, against ...
Soccer gets new Vegas pitchman: David Beckham    
A surprise pitchman at Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis' Thursday meeting with Las Vegas government officials ...
MLS Countdown: FC Dallas looks to rebound quickly    
FC Dallas, which plays at the New York Red Bulls in a battle of 2015 conference ...
Alex Morgan flexes her social media muscle    
If U.S. women's national team players want to show off their clout to make their case ...
What They're Saying: Seattle Sounders sports scientist Dave Tenney    
"One of the biggest red flags we have is guys that have kids. Almost across the ...
U.S. U-19 men fall to Slovakia on the way to final    
The Brad Friedel-coached U.S. U-19 men's national team, having already clinched a spot in the Slovakia ...
Video Pick: Dog invades field, kisses player    
The hound who ran onto the field during a Copa Libertadores game seemed especially happy to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives