2. Toronto names Johnston head coach
MLS expansion team Toronto FC named Scotsman Mo Johnston as its
first head coach.
Johnston takes charge of MLS's first Canadian team less than two months after being fired as New York Red Bulls coach. With three games remaining in the 2005 regular season, he was promoted from assistant coach to head coach with the MetroStars, replacing Bob Bradley. He led them to the playoffs as it won two games and tied the third. This season, Johnston was 3-4-7 with the New York club. When it was sold to Austrian firm Red Bull and renamed the Red Bulls on the eve of the 2006 season, Johnston admitted he didn't see a future for him in
Johnston scored more than 300 goals in an international career that saw
him play in the 1990 World Cup with Scotland and become most famously
the first prominent Catholic to
play for Protestant-backed Glaswegian club Rangers in many years. After
first saying he'd play for the Catholic club Celtic following two years in France with Nantes, Johnston changed his mind and joined Rangers, which he led to three straight Scottish league titles. His playing resume included stints at Patrick Thistle, Watford, Celtic, Nantes, Rangers, Everton, Hearts, Falkirk and finally MLS's Kansas City
Wizards, with whom he won the 2000 MLS title.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Swanson takes over with first camp in Sunrise Dec. 10, 3:04 a.m. |
[USA UNDER-23 WOMEN] Virginia head coach Steve Swanson, who coached the USA to the championship at ... Wenger: 'The way football is sold does not protect you' Dec. 10, 12:48 a.m.
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Matchday 6] Three berths in the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League ... Atlanta dumps Coach of the Year Haynes Dec. 10, 12:24 a.m.
[NASL] The NASL's split season offers two chances for success and two chances for failure each ... Sounders begin housecleaning Dec. 10, 12:10 a.m.
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Within 48 hours of the end of the 2013 MLS season, the process of ... Nielsen retires two days after winning MLS Cup Dec. 9, 11:29 p.m.
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] On Saturday, Danish keeper Jimmy Nielsen helped Sporting Kansas City win MLS Cup and ... Three former MVPs have options declined Dec. 9, 11:09 p.m.
[MLS RE-ENTRY DRAFT] Three former MLS MVPs -- Carlos Ruiz (2002), David Ferreira (2010) and Dwayne ... What They're Saying Dec. 9, 10:57 p.m.
"I dreamed of being a forward, but I wasn't talented enough. I started off as a ... Goebel-Yanez helps INAC Kobe Leonessa win club title Dec. 9, 1:45 a.m.
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Beverly Goebel-Yanez scored on a penalty kick for Japanese club INAC Kobe Leonessa in ... FIFA adjusts kickoff times Dec. 9, 12:44 a.m.
[WORLD CUP 2014: Calendar] FIFA adjusted the kickoff times of seven games at the 2014 World ... Kreis: Next few days will be hard Dec. 8, 11:58 p.m.
[MLS CUP 2013] After Real Salt Lake's shootout loss to Sporting Kansas City, head coach Jason ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives