Vanney replaces Rongen as Toronto academy director
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Former MLS Best XI defender Greg Vanney has been hired by Toronto FC as its assistant general manager and
director of the Toronto FC KIA Academy.
Vanney, who started RSL AZ at Grande Sports World -- the first MLS residential academy -- and worked with Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy, replaces
veteran Dutch coach Thomas Rongen as director of the TFC academy.
“Greg is a visionary when it comes to player development,” said
Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko in a statement. "He shares our club’s passion for innovation and is an educator of both players and coaches.
We are pleased to welcome him to Toronto FC."
Vanney, 39, played six seasons with the Galaxy, beginning with the inaugural MLS season in 1996, four
seasons with Corsican club Bastia in France's Ligue 1 and finished up with stints at four MLS clubs.
Vanney most recently served as the head coach for Galaxy’s U-14 academy team and
technical director of LA Galaxy South Bay. He is also currently taking part in the Elite Formation Coaching License program, a development course partnered by MLS and the French soccer
Rongen, who coached in MLS at Tampa Bay, New England, D.C. United and Chivas USA, joined TFC after serving as the U.S. under-20
national team coach at three U-20 World Cups.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily What They're Saying: CFU president Gordon Derrick July 31, 8:03 p.m. |
"I think it is just politics, people are trying to create an atmosphere. If they can ... Former USL PRO coach cleared on homicide charges July 31, 7:50 p.m.
Chris Spendlove, a former OKC Energy FC assistant coach, was cleared on charges in the death ... Orlando City presents new details of downtown stadium July 31, 7:11 p.m.
Orlando City presented additional details of its $155 million downtown stadium that will have an increased ... Video Pick: Amazing overhead golazo in Paraguay July 31, 6:28 p.m.
The Torneo Clausura season is still young in Paraguay, but it may already have its goal ... Fox Sports will air all 306 Bundesliga matches July 31, 6:08 p.m.
Fox Sports will debut its coverage of the German Bundesliga on Aug. 14 when defending champion ... NASL Roundup: Rowdies sign second No. 1 MLS draft pick July 31, 5:10 p.m.
First they signed Freddy Adu, Now, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have signed Omar Salgado, giving them ... MLS All-Star Game averages 833,000 viewers July 31, 6:19 a.m.
Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game drew 548,000 viewers for Fox Sports 1's first broadcast of the ... What They're Saying: Hugo Perez July 31, 5:58 a.m.
"I hereby thank the Salvadoran people for their support in regards to the position of national-team ... ICYMI | MLS: Drogba gets a rock-star greeting in Montreal July 31, 5:50 a.m.
Hundreds of fans turned out to welcome Didier Drogba to Montreal. Philly's new signing, Tranquillo Barnetta, ... U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final July 30, 12:23 p.m.
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives