Category: Frank Yallop

Dominic Kinnear: A Model MLS Coach

The English Premier League is one of the most popular football leagues in the world for many reasons, especially its coaching soap opera. No other league has managed to turn coaching vendettas and spats into a complex, highly entertaining mix of both low and high art in the manner that the EPL has achieved. Granted the league has been aided by the fact that the English press has more access to the Gaffers then to the players and that the tabloids thrive on cult of personalities, not tactics. The biggest sign of how ingrained the coaching soap opera is in ... Read more

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

Freddy Adu & Pele On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one Freddy Adu, watching his team take on a Rennes’ squad that included the captain of the US National Team, Carlos Bocanegra. Despite suiting up on Saturday, Adu did not see any playing time. The apparently star-crossed story of Freddy Adu is familiar to most American soccer fans. Born in Ghana, Adu moved to the United States ... Read more

Club Over Country?

Call me old fashioned but for me national team service be it as a footballer or as a manager should always take priority over that of club football. But today’s game based around money and oriented towards big TV deals and sponsorships tends to revolve completely around the clubs and domestic leagues. Alex McLeish’s move from Scotland to Birmingham City is just the latest in a string of moves that have bewildered me with National Team managers leaving their jobs to manage a club side. Lawrie Sanchez’s move to Fulham last year was similarly strange, and disappointing considering Northern Ireland’s ... Read more

Yallop Returning to San Jose

Frank Yallop’s short troubled stint as manager of the Los Angeles Galaxy has ended according to SI.com. The website is reporting that Yallop agreed to return to the site of his greatest years as a manager in the Bay Area with the newly reformed Earthquakes franchise. This will end speculation that Dominic Kinnear, a longtime Bay Area resident and Yallop’s successor as the manger of the Quakes, now the Houston Dynamo will leave the franchise this year. Yallop had left the Earthquakes in 2004 to manage the Canadian National Team but left that post when the Galaxy job was open ... Read more

Yallop Headed Back to San Jose

Frank Yallop’s short troubled stint as manager of the Los Angeles Galaxy has ended according to SI.com. The website is reporting that Yallop agreed to return to the site of his greatest years as a manager in the Bay Area with the newly reformed Earthquakes franchise. This will end speculation that Dominic Kinnear, a longtime Bay Area resident and Yallop’s successor as the manger of the Quakes, now the Houston Dynamo will leave the franchise this year.

Yallop Proving His Quality

Three weeks ago many people including here on this site speculated aloud as to Frank Yallop’s coaching future and whether or not he’d be able to motivate his last place Los Angeles Galaxy team for the remained of the MLS season. Well guess what? Yallop and the Galaxy are on a roll, having won four games in a row and they are doing it Yallop’s way. Let’s look at the contributions of certain players who have found form at the right time. Joe Cannon Many including myself questioned the decision to bring in Cannon. The last month he has been ... Read more

Yallop Proving He’s a First Class Coach

Three weeks ago many people including here on this site speculated aloud as to Frank Yallop’s coaching future and whether or not he’d be able to motivate his last place Los Angeles Galaxy team for the remained of the MLS season. Well guess what? Yallop and the Galaxy are on a roll, having won four games in a row and they are doing it Yallop’s way. Let’s look at the contributions of certain players who have found form at the right time. Joe Cannon Many including myself questioned the decision to bring in Cannon. The last month he has been ... Read more