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Quakes make 'right decision' to part ways with Yallop
June 8th, 2013 3:39AM
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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] A mid-season team review this week with San Jose Earthquakes president Dave Kaval, general manager John Doyle and head coach Frank Yallop resulted in a decision by theQuakes topart ways with their only coach since their relaunch in 2008. The move announced on Friday was made in an attempt to end their slide that has dropped them into eighth place in the Eastern Conference a year after they won the Supporter's Shield. Assistant coach Mark Watson will serve as interim coach for the rest of the 2013 campaign.

The Quakes are winless in their last four games and have won just one of their last 11 games. A 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake following a horrific first half and resulted in San Jose's sixth shutout of the season. Last year, the Quakes had two in 34 games.

Yallop led the Quakes to MLS titles in 2001 and 2003 before leaving to coach Canada and then the LA Galaxy in the early days of David Beckham.

The former Canadian international  was named MLS Coach of the Year in 2012 after leading the Quakes to the Supporters' Shield. One of Watson's tasks will be to lead San Jose in the Concacaf Champions League last this year.

"It was like we had a collective ‘aha’ moment," Kaval told centerlinesoccer.com, "and in doing so we understood the gravity of what it meant but we also understood it was the right decision.”



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  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: June 9, 2013 at 1:01 a.m.
    This is just window dressing--nothing of substance will change this far along in the season. But now that Earthquake management has made a change, maybe they can explain the path forward--stylistically--for the team. Because they're supposed to hire a coach to implement their style of play, not capitulate to the coach to play however that coach might feel at the moment.

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