Time is right to make a deal

other than the head coach -- accountable for how the team does during its season.

Because right now, as several insiders will tell you, there are a lot of front offices that are wary to take a chance.

So congrats to those who did make a move, or at least picked up the phone.

For those who did not even pick up the phone -- and there were many -- I hope you know what you're doing and are comfortable with your teams.

We'll see how your decisions or lack thereof fare soon enough.

Marc Connolly writes for and several other publications. This column runs each Wednesday on and Marc can be reached at This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.

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