Player - Frank Yallop

Born: Watford, England, April 4, 1964.Frank Yallop 1

Played 52 times for Canada. Clubs: Ipswich Town 1980-96, Blackpool 1995, Tampa Bay Mutiny 1996-1998. Defender. Born in England he grew up in Vancouver but moved back to England to play soccer and was good enough to play six times for the English national youth team in 1982. He played 387 games for Ipswich Town in the English Premier and First Divisions over 16 seasons while scoring eight goals as a defender. In late 1995 he played three games for Blackpool late in 1995 whilst on loan from Ipswich. Frank made his full international debut for Canada against the United States in Burnaby, B.C. in 1990, and went on to play 52 games for Canada and finished his international career in 1997. With his English career coming to a close he signed for Tampa Bay Mutiny of the MLS in the United States when the league started in the summer of 1996 and remained with the club as a player until 1998, and then turned to coaching becoming assistant coach of Tampa Bay in 1999, and of D.C. United in 2000. In 2001 he was hired as head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes and transformed the team into MLS champions in the same year. The following year the Earthquakes finished with the league's second best record. Then in 2003 the team took back their title as MLS champions. In January 2004 Frank was appointed Head Coach of the Canadian national team.