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Lenarduzzi out as Whitecaps' president

Vancouver Whitecaps co-owner Jeff Mallett speaks during a news conference at the MLS soccer team's training facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. The team announced that former president Bob Lenarduzzi was given the new role of club liaison after his position was eliminated. A new role of sporting director is being created with a global search to be conducted to fill the position. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUBER, British Columbia (AP) Bob Lenarduzzi is out as president of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Major League Soccer team said Friday that the 64-year-old Lenarduzzi will remain with the Whitecaps as a club liason.

The Whitecaps are last in the Western Conference at 5-12-0. Also, Lenarduzzi drew criticism this year fire for the club's handling with a decade-old abuse scandal with a Whitecaps women's team.


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