Vancouver Whitecaps announce departure of head coach Teitur Thordarson

Vancouver is looking for a new coach after only a third of its inaugural MLS season.
The Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Monday that head coach Teitur Thordarson and goalkeeping coach Mike Salmon have left the club with immediate effect.

“Teitur and Mike have served the club extremely well in recent seasons but we feel that today’s changes are necessary in order to accelerate the process of turning around our difficult start to the season,” said Paul Barber, Whitecaps FC chief executive officer. “We wish Teitur and Mike well for the future.”

Taking over for Thordarson will be former D.C. United boss Tom Soehn, who previously held the title of Director of Soccer Operations. He'll be aided by assistants Denis Hamlett and Colin Miller.

“Tommy brings extensive experience in Major League Soccer and in the past year, has immersed himself in the culture of our club. Supported by Denis Hamlet and Colin Miller, we have an excellent balance of Whitecaps and MLS knowledge and expertise,” said Bob Lenarduzzi, Whitecaps FC president.

Through 12 games this season, Vancouver only managed nine points, a total that is made up of only one win. The club is set to take on Chivas USA this Wednesday.

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