Toronto FC coach out
TORONTO -- Toronto FC coach John Carver resigned Saturday for personal reasons from a team with a 2-2-2 record.
Assistant coaches Chris Cummins and Nick Dasovic will handle the coaching duties until a replacement is selected next week, the team said in a statement. Toronto FC will host Kansas City on Sunday.
"We would sincerely like to thank John for his work with Toronto FC during his time here," manager Mo Johnston said in a statement. "We appreciate all his hard work in helping this team become more competitive, and we wish him all the best."
Toronto went 11-15-10 record under Carver. The team was tied for third with New England in the MLS Eastern Conference standings.
Carver was fined $750 by the league this week for criticizing the referee who awarded a penalty to Dallas last weekend in a Toronto loss.
The blunt Englishman sat in a private box for Wednesday's 1-0 win over visiting Chivas USA and did not meet with the media on Friday.
The 44-year-old Carver thanked his bosses and staff in the statement, and gave no details on his departure.
"I have worked with some top international players in my time, and we've got some here in Toronto, but this group is the best bunch of guys I've ever worked with," Carver said. "I also want to thank the fans, they are some of the best without a doubt and I hope they keep supporting this club for a long time to come."
Carver was hired as coach on Feb. 1, 2008.