The news from the Canadian Soccer Association came as absolutely no surprise to me on Friday.
After a pitiful performance by the Canadian women’s soccer team at the Women’s World Cup in Germany this past month, Canadian head coach Carolina Morace has announced her resignation.
According to the Canadian Press, Morace, of Italian descent, did not like what she heard from the Canadian Soccer Association during an internal review meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday.
Canadian assistant coaches Elisabetta Bavagnoli and Andrea Neil, goaltending coach Max Colucci, and fitness coach Mario Familari also resigned. Neil, subsequently, is being inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in November.
In Canada’s two meaningful games at the Women’s World Cup, they got badly outplayed in a 2-1 loss to Germany and a 4-0 loss to France.
Canada finished dead last, sixteenth in the 16 team tournament.
This was not the first time Morace resigned. In February, she announced she would resign from Canadian Soccer immediately after the Women’s World Cup. The players protested and Morace changed her mind. Morace, was reportedly dissatisfied with the long term strategy of Canadian soccer.