“I’ve been at it for 45 years. The last year has been a difficult one, no question."
-- Bob Lenarduzzi
, who was pushed out as the Vancouver Whitecaps president, a
position he's held since the Canadian team joined MLS in 2011. He has spent more than four decades with the Whitecaps, beginning as a player in 1974. He has been criticized for the Whitecaps' handling
of accusations of abuse by a former women’s team coach a decade ago. The 'Caps, who are last in the Western Conference with just five wins in 24 games, will be hiring a sporting director to run
their soccer operations. Lenarduzzi will become a club liaison. (Canadian Press