Whitecaps boss Bobby Lenarduzzi and head coach Martin Rennie both joined TEAM1040 on Tuesday, recapping the Whitecaps second MLS season.
Lenarduzzi told Rinty and Chapman that it was a season of 2 halves – a great start but success dwindled towards the end of the season – and as a result, you have to look at the season two different ways.
Lenarduzzi admitted that the team if the team could re-do the season, they would have made fewer roster changes throughout the season.
There’s been plenty of discussion locally about what the Whitecaps need to do in the offseason to improve their club, but Rennie thinks the club will make “medium changes” over the off-season.
Among the question marks are the futures of Scottish imports Barry Robson and Kenny Miller. Lenarduzzi said that’s still something the club is discussing, while Rennie told BMac and Taylor that he thinks both will be back with the Whitecaps.
Lenarduzzi would like Y.P. Lee to come back, but said the club also needs to find a pure goal scorer that can net 10-15 a season. Lenarduzzi thought Camilo – who had a disappointing season – could help down the road in that area.
The Whitecaps, according to Lenarduzzi, could also use a creative midfielder.
Last, Lenarduzzi said the governance at the CSA needs to change. A key is to have people there that are educated, and people who can raise the revenues needed to put together an elite system. Rennie simply said that Canada, per capita, produces less soccer players than most other countries, so thinks there’s an issue in the development of younger players.
Hear the full interviews here: