"The second time I met him [Stan Kroenke] was when we were presented with our championships rings at the White House when we saw President [Barack] Obama.
I had a little more dialogue with him [Kroenke] there. He was quite quiet and reserved. He lets everybody get on with it – unfortunately so, because they got rid of me.”
-- Gary Smith on his two meetings with Colorado Rapids owner Stan Kroenke. Smith was fired as head coach of the Rapids a year after he led them to the MLS title. He has resurfaced as the manager of Stevenage, which held Tottenham to a 0-0 tie in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The British press wanted to know all about Smith and his relationship with Kroenke -- better known in England as the Arsenal owner. (Daily Telegraph)