John Carver - Manager Profile

Full Name: John William Carver
Born: January 16th, 1965 (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Feb 1st, 2008 to Apr 25th, 2009

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Jim Brennan - 37
2. Carl Robinson - 36
3. Rohan Ricketts - 36
4. Marvell Wynne - 34
5. Danny Dichio - 31
6. Greg Sutton - 30
7. Marco Velez - 30
8. Amado Guevara - 29
9. Tyrone Marshall - 27
10. Jarrod Smith - 23
1. Amado Guevara - 7
2. Rohan Ricketts - 6
3. Chad Barrett - 5
4. Danny Dichio - 5
5. Jeff Cunningham - 3
6. Marco Velez - 3
7. Jim Brennan - 2
8. Maurice Edu - 2
9. Fuad Ibrahim - 2
10. Marvell Wynne - 2

First Match In Charge: Saturday, March 29th, 2008 vs. Columbus Crew (0-2)

Last Match In Charge: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 vs. Chivas USA (1-0)

Total Players Used: 38 (43 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 4th, 2008 3 - 1 vs. New York Red Bulls, MLS
Jun 14th, 2008 3 - 1 vs. Colorado Rapids, MLS
May 31st, 2008 2 - 0 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS
Apr 26th, 2008 2 - 0 vs. Kansas City, MLS

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Apr 5th, 2008 1 - 4 vs. D.C. United, MLS

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
40 12 12 16 46 56 -10
(30.0%) (30.0%) (40.0%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
20 7 9 4 20 17 +3
(35.0%) (45.0%) (20.0%)

On 1 February 2008, Carver became head coach of Toronto FC, with previous coach, Mo Johnston, remaining as manager and director of soccer. He was thereby reunited with an old friend from Newcastle United, since Paul Winsper had been hired in January as strength and conditioning coach.

In April 2009, Carver was charged $750 by MLS for openly criticising the standard of refereeing during a 32 loss away to FC Dallas. He was absent from the bench during a 10 home win over Chivas USA four days later and eventually resigned on 25 April 2009, one day before the team's home clash with Kansas City Wizards.