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
Vancouver's inconsistency costs Rennie his job
October 29th, 2013 11:59PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, vancouver whitecaps

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Scotsman Martin Rennie, who ascended from the ranks of the U.S. minor leagues in seven seasons to get the Vancouver Whitecaps head coaching job at the age of 36, is out after two years as coach of the MLS club. He led the 'Caps to the playoffs in their second MLS season, and they actually had a better record in 2013 but they dropped from fifth to seventh place in the final standings. Second-half collapses -- Vancouver was 7-15-8 over the last 15 games of the last two seasons -- were Rennie's undoing.

Vancouver (last 15 games):
2012: 3-8-4
2013:
4-7-4

Vancouver president Bob Lenarduzzi announced Tuesday that Rennie's job would not be renewed, though the move did not come as a surprise.

"If we look back over the two years," he told the Province, "we had two relatively good starts and in each of those seasons we seemed to tail off. The ups and downs are something that we believe we need to address.”

Lenarduzzi said the decision wasn't easy.

"We have made a number of improvements since joining Major League Soccer," he said in a club statement. "However, in order for this club to continue to grow and reach the next level, now is the right time to make this change and move in a different direction.”

That direction is expected to be Canadian Frank Yallop, who has coached San Jose (twice) and the LA Galaxy in MLS.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Chivas USA sends Rosales to 'Caps for Reo-Coker    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Mauro Rosales is on the move again. After only nine months with Chivas USA, ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up, so it's time to make plans for your ...
Johnson assists on Europa League winner    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Fabian Johnson made his competitive debut with Borussia Moenchengladbach, serving up the winning goal ...
The Whistle adds KickTV to offerings    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The Whistle Sports Network, which launched on YouTube in January, has reached ...
Tim Howard will take year off from national team    
[USA MEN] Ahead of Jurgen Klinsmann's first roster announcement since the World Cup, star goalkeeper Tim ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I don't think I can say what he said without being fined, but there were some ...
Irving steps down as Wilmington head coach    
[USL PRO] David Irving, the face of the Wilmington Hammerheads for 15 years, is stepping down ...
Czech coach full of praise for U.S. U-18s    
[VACLAV JEZEK TOURNAMENT] The USA got goals from recent MLS signings Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake) ...
Leiweke confirms plans to leave Toronto    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Well, the rumors were true. Tim Leiweke is leaving Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, ...
Colorado fetes Donovan, then Donovan downs Colorado    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Before his third game since announcing he's retiring after the season, Landon Donovan ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives