Long ago I said that it seemed that Kerfoot would never change until this thing killed him at the gate. As long as they got there 20000 they were never going to change. Well, the ticket renewals took a massive beating this season, and viola, things are changing. Jeff Mallet runs the SF Giants and they are a top organization and have won 3 championships under his watch. So it was always incredible to see how the Caps were run which clearly meant Kerfoot was running the ship and Mallet was window dressing. Looking at the last 4 months, I would suggest that someone (garber, mallet , etc) had a long talk with Mr kerfoot and expressed grave concern. I would speculate that Mallet is calling the shots on this now because this is not a Kerfoot way. So now we have signed the biggest salary in their MLS history, a sporting director, Bobby is out in a management role, Furlong is gone, and now a new CEO who has legitimate credentials and would not have come cheaply to be willing to leave a good career in Europe to come to Vancouver. Between Cavellini and these two new managers we are looking at 3 - 4 million dollars per year coming right out of the ownerships wallet. I hope this new CEO had the diligence to call Paul Barber to get the pros and cons of working for this ownership team before making a decision, and getting some assurances he would not be hitting a brick wall like Barber did. These are big and significant changes. Its sad they had to be at the precipice of extinction to get here (one more year of this shit show and they may have had movement talks). These are, however, very encouraging. The owners have spent some dough, and the comical front office now has professional people in decision making positions. I hope they ship out Lewis too, but if she counts the beans the way they want they may keep her as she knows the drill. As long she is not making important decisions anymore, it will be ok. This is like an expansion team all over again. I have to say I am highly encouraged at this change as this is a completely different style of operation than we have seen for 10 years. PS - MDS was not hired by either of these two new managers so he will be on a short leash I would think. If he doesnt perform by June he may get the sack and they bring in their own guy with an extensive top division resume. Reminds me a bit of Teitur as he was hired before Barber/Soehn regime and they stabbed him as soon as they could get away with it.