Vancouver Whitecaps part ways with Carl Robinson

The Vancouver Whitecaps have parted ways with head coach Carl Robinson as well as assistant coaches Martyn Pert and Gordon Forrest and goalkeeper coach Stewart Kerr, effective immediately. Academy technical director Craig Dalrymple will be the acting head coach going forward.

“We have a lot of respect and appreciation for Carl and his team, and are thankful for the contributions they have made to this club," Bob Lenarduzzi, Whitecaps president, said in a statement. "A lot of thought and consideration has gone into this decision, which was made with the best interests of the club moving forward."

Robinson was appointed 'Caps head coach in 2013 and has an MLS regular season record of 64-59-42. He is 78-71-50 across all competitions and led the club to three playoff appearances. 

The news comes two days after the Whitecaps lost to FC Dallas2-1 at home on Sunday, dropping the club to eighth place in the Western Conference, four points below the playoff line, with fives games left in the season. 

Prior to joining the Whitecaps' coaching staff in 2012, Robinson was a Welsh international midfielder. He bounced around the top two divisions in England for a decade before making the move to MLS in 2007, first with Toronto FC then the New York Red Bulls

The Whitecaps are now the third team without a full-time head coach after the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes each made recent changes on their technical staff.