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
Ellinger resigns at Real Salt Lake
by Ridge Mahoney, August 8th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

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

Operator-investor Dave Checketts replaced 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
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 20] In case anyone had forgotten, the Galaxy is still to be reckoned with. ...
Galaxy turns out lights on Sounders    
[MLS: Monday] The power went out at CenturyLink Field in the second minute, and as far ...
What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal    
"When there is success, you have a very good squad, and now I have to follow ...
College soccer returns on NSCAATV    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The "NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire" will return for ...
Ibrahimovic scores wonder goal in Hong Kong    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the summer off because Sweden missed the World Cup, but ...
Sweet goal from Lewandowski as Bayern preps for U.S. tour     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] Bayern Munich, which faces the MLS All-Stars Aug. 6, has been getting some ...
2014 PDL All-Conference Teams    
[AWARDS] Golden Boot winner Dzenan Catic (16 goals) is among three Michigan Bucks players named to ...
Julian Green is happy where he is    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Should he stay or should he go? At 19 and still without any Bundesliga ...
Sacramento shatters USL PRO attendance mark    
[CROWD COUNT] After only nine games into its 14-game home schedule, Sacramento Republic FC has broken ...
U.S. U-17s fall to host Denmark    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team lost its opening game at the Open Nordic ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives