Monday, October 09, 2006

Glenn Myernick 1954-2006

Glenn Myernick died this morning from complications suffered from a major heart attack last Thursday. Myernick was one of Bruce Arena's top assistants during the 2002 and 2006 World Cup campaigns.

As coach of the US U-23 men, Myernick almost got the team to the 2004 Olympics before losing in a semifinal match to Mexico. From 1997-2000 he was in charge of the Colorado Rapids and managed to get his team to the playoffs each year.

During his playing days, he spent time with various NASL squads and served as captain of the US national team in 1978.

I never meet or talked with Myernick, but players always seemed to be happy when around him. I recall video footage of him having fun in practices and allowing players to relax (by the way, he is the one in the red shirt facing the camera in the above photo). It is a sad day for US Soccer.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, their son, Travis, and daughter, Kelly.

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