Former U-17 National Coach takes over

October 6, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Major League Soccer team hired former U.S. Under-17 coach John Ellinger to coach the new team when it begins play next spring.

Ellinger, 53, coached the U.S. Under-17 team for seven years and an assistant on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team. Ellinger was also an assistant with the Columbus Crew when the league debuted in 1996.

``I've been a huge fan of this league since it started. I've been a part of it once and I'm glad to be again,'' Ellinger said.
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