Ricardo Clark Rises to 1st team asst. with Vancouver

By Sean McCaffery, March 11, 2021

From a stellar career as an MLS All-Star  and Champion, to the Academy while with the Houston Dynamo, he is now with the 'Caps. Thrice and All-Star and twice a champion, what a pedigree Ricardo brings north.

Marc Dos Santos, who we recall from his time in the NASL told. "We are very happy to welcome Ricardo to our coaching staff. We wanted to bring in to the staff someone who had been in the league, experience overseas and on the international stage, as well as a passion towards coaching with young players. Ricardo brings tremendous experience and we look forward to welcoming him to the team as he takes this next step in his coaching career"

Axel Schuster, 'Caps CEO & Sporting Dir. who we will be on an interview with tomorrow informed "In addition to his responsibilities as a first team coach on the pitch, a large part or Ricardo's new role will include his on-on-one work with our young professional players and the integration with our performance team. We have a number of young players and his experience will be a great resource for these young men. We ae very pleased to add Ricardo to our club."

Ricardo had last been the interim HC of he Dynamo U-10' and before that the HC of their U-16's. He had been an asst. with the USMNT U-20's and is now pursuing his A lisc. with the USSF.

Ricardo added "I'm excited to be here and thankful for the club for the opportunity, especially to Axel Schutser, Marc Dos Santos and Greg Anderson. I'm looking forward to working with our staff and the group to embrace he challenges in front of us and do my best the help bring success to Vancouver and our supporters".

Over his 17 year pro career, he took the 2006 & '07 MLS Cup titles, an all-star both years and the next, he was a best XI in 2006. As a central midfielder he had 357 MLS games with 36 goals and 28 assists as he suited up for Houston, the Crew, Earthquakes, and Metrostars. For Houston he sits in 2nd place with games, started and minutes.

Out of Alana, he was with Eintracht Frankfurt and Stabaek of Norway. His 34 games for the US saw him get a trio of goals and a pair of games at the South Africa World Cup in 2010.