The on-again, off-again relationship between Carolina Morace and the Canadian Soccer Association is now off again following the Italian's resignation as coach of the Canadian women's team.
The CSA confirmed Friday that Morace has stepped down from the post she first assumed in February 2009. An international search for a new coach has already begun, with the CSA looking to name Morace's replacement by the fall, if not sooner.
Morace's departure comes on the heels of Canada's last-place showing at the 16-team FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany earlier this month. Her side entered the competition to great fanfare as the sixth-ranked team in the world, but bowed out in the first round with three consecutive losses.
Morace told the CSA of her decision Wednesday during the organization's formal debriefing following the conclusion of the Women's World Cup. Peter Montopoli, the CSA's general secretary, said he was caught off-guard by Morace's resignation, and that the organization was planning to move forward with her as coach.
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