Ex-DCU and Freedom assistant David Vanole dies...

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Sandon Mibut, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Sad news regarding a member of the United family...

    David Vanole, the ex-US international who was an assistant coach with the Freedom and United (under Ray Hudson), suffered a heart attack during a skiing vacation in Utah and died yesterday.

    It was reported by the following sites:

    http://www.soccernewengland.com/articles/view_article.php?id=2361

    http://www.bigapplesoccer.com/article.php?article_id=8461

    And being discussed on the Revs board here...

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?p=10455941#post10455941

    And the US national team board here...

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=464585

    Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends, particularly Nick Rimando, with whom he was very tight since Rimando was his GK coach at UCLA, with the U20 team and then at United.
     
  2. galperin

    galperin Member

    Feb 1, 2001
    Maineville, OH
    Holy Crap.
     
  3. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RIP, David. Sincere condolences to the Vanole family.
     
  4. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Wow. Sad news.
     
  5. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    Damn. Too young to die. Damn.

    Just, damn.
     
  6. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    As we pause to send our prayers and thoughts to the Vanole family over his tragic passing, we also should reflect on this. David Vanole and the others of his generation really played, as the English Nationwide Conference slogan says, "for the love of the game." David and his group in the 1990 USMNT that qualified the U.S. for the World Cup for the first time in 40 years were the catalyst for the 1994 World Cup and the birth of MLS. So as we wish that David Vanole rests in peace, we also should say a simple, "thank you, David."
     
  7. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Very true and very well said.
     

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