BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, January 3, 2012
It was announced today that US Soccer and US U-17 national team head coach Wilmer Cabrera have parted ways by mutual agreement.

Cabrera was named US U-17 head coach in the fall of 2007. He coached the United States in two U-17 World Cups in 2009 and 2011 where the US were defeated each time in the round of 16.

Cabrera will continue to coach the U-17 team through January which will include a trip to Turkey. US Soccer also announced that a search for Cabrera's successor is underway.

With Cabrera leaving US Soccer it marks a complete turnaround for the program at every level since last year. In 2011 Tab Ramos was hired to coach the US U-20 team, Richie Williams was hired as U-18 national team head coach, Caleb Porter was named the head coach for the US U-23 team, and Jurgen Klinsmann was hired to coach the senior national team.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:38 pm
I have a feeling Colombia has come calling. There has also been many reports that there have been rifts between players and the coaching staff, and rifts between players at Bradenton under Cabreras leadership the past 4 years. But I have to think this is more about the coaching vacancy for Colombia's Senior team. Wish him the best of luck. The one name that sticks out in my mind to replace Cabrera is Thomas Dooley.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 4:25 pm
would like to see more information as to why this happened. did cabrera get a new gig or something because i think this guy is a great coach. recently his u-17 team won the Nike International friendlies while beating turkey, a tie with france and absolutely dominating the whole game against brazil.

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