|Full name||Frank Walter Yallop|
|Date of birth||4 April 1964|
|Place of birth||Watford, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|1995||→ Blackpool (loan)||3||(0)|
|1996–1998||Tampa Bay Mutiny||88||(1)|
|2001–2003||San Jose Earthquakes|
|2006–2007||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|2008–2013||San Jose Earthquakes|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Although he grew up in Vancouver, Watford-born Yallop spent the majority of his playing career in England, spending 13 years and making over 300 appearances for Ipswich Town, including playing in the first three seasons of the Premier League. He also played in Major League Soccer for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, and earned 52 caps for the Canada national football team.
- 1 Club Career
- 2 International Career
- 3 Coaching career
- 4 Coaching record
- 5 Honours
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Ipswich Town (1983-1996)
In 1983, at age 19, Yallop signed a professional contract with Ipswich Town, for whom he would play 385 games (in all competitions), scoring 8 goals. He saw their relegation from the First Division in 1986, but stayed loyal to the club and helped them win promotion six years later to the new FA Premier League, where they stayed for three years before being relegated once again. Yallop remained at the club for a further season after this.
In the later years of his Ipswich career, he played alongside fellow Canadian Craig Forrest.
One of his eight goals for the Tractor Boys came in February 1993 as they beat Premier League title favourites Manchester United 2–1 at Portman Road, a result which saw Ipswich occupy fourth place in the league and spark hopes of a late run to the title, but instead a slump in form followed and Ipswich finished 16th.
Tampa Bay Mutiny (1996-1998)
After a lengthy career in England, Yallop returned to North America in 1996, when he signed with Major League Soccer and was drafted 57th overall by the Tampa Bay Mutiny in the MLS Inaugural Player Draft. After three seasons with the Mutiny, in which he started practically every game, Yallop retired from professional football at the end of the 1998 season.
Missing out on Canada's only World Cup participation in 1986, Yallop only made his debut for Canada at 26 years of age in a May 1990 North American Championship match against the United States. Since this game strangely was not official his real debut came a few days later in the same tournament against Mexico. He earned 52 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented Canada in 27 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. His final international was a November 1997 World Cup qualification match against Costa Rica.
Early coaching career
Yallop began his coaching career in 1998 with the US Project-40 team, taking the team on a 5 game tour of England. Following the tour, he became assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Mutiny. In 2000 he became chief assistant coach for D.C. United under Thomas Rongen.
San Jose Earthquakes (2001-2003)
In 2001, Yallop was named head coach for the San Jose Earthquakes, just two days before the MLS SuperDraft. During the pre-season, Yallop acquired Jeff Agoos, Landon Donovan, Dwayne DeRosario, Manny Lagos, Ramiro Corrales and Ronnie Ekelund, as well as assistant coach Dominic Kinnear. In his first year, Yallop proceeded to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to their first MLS Championship.
In 2003, the Earthquakes, under Yallop, were able to win their second MLS title.
Yallop was named the 2001 MLS Coach of the Year.
Los Angeles Galaxy (2006-2007)
Return to San Jose Earthquakes (2008-2013)
The Galaxy failed to qualify for the play-offs in 2007, although Yallop has been defended for his part in that, with San Jose forward Alan Gordon, who played on the '07 Galaxy team stating "It had nothing to do with Frank. We had 11 guys come in and out of there in a couple months. We had no team chemistry. We had a bunch of individuals who were trying to hang on and make the best of it." On 4 November 2007 it was revealed that Yallop was being bought out of his contract with the Galaxy to become the head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes once again for the 2008 season, with Dutchman Ruud Gullit taking his place. Yallop and the Earthquakes parted ways on 7 June 2013.
Chicago Fire (2013-)
- As of 21 April 2015
|San Jose Earthquakes||3 February 2001||1 January 2004||141||64||45||32||227||166||+61||45.39|
|Canada||1 January 2004||7 June 2006||20||8||9||3||22||21||+1||40.00|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||7 June 2006||5 November 2007||62||24||25||13||89||83||+6||38.71|
|San Jose Earthquakes||5 November 2007||8 June 2013||175||62||62||51||233||232||+1||35.43|
|Chicago Fire||31 October 2013||Present||39||8||13||18||46||57||-11||20.51|
As a player
As a manager
- Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
- "Yallop Named Men's World Cup Team Head Coach". Canadian Soccer Association. 16 December 2003. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- "Galaxy hire former Earthquakes coach Yallop". ESPN FC. 7 June 2006. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- "LA Galaxy coach Yallop resigns". ESPN FC. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- SI.com – Soccer – Jonah Freedman: Earthquakes steal Yallop back from Galaxy – Monday November 5, 2007 10:14AM
- The Official Site of Earthquakes Soccer, LLC – News
- "Earthquakes, Frank Yallop part ways". ESPN FC. Associated Press. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
- "Chicago Fire Names Frank Yallop as New Head Coach and Director of Soccer". chicago-fire.com. October 31, 2013.
- Frank Yallop career statistics at Soccerbase
- CanadaSoccer.com with a profile of the national team's head coach
- Profile – Canada soccer
- Frank Yallop at National-Football-Teams.com