10/22/2013 21:32 EDT | Updated 12/22/2013 05:12 EST

Vancouver Whitecaps coach Rennie in the hot seat

Vancouver Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie is defending his team and the job he did this year, saying that despite finishing out of the playoffs the 'Caps have never been a more exciting team to watch.

The team was eliminated from playoff contention last Saturday, a step backwards in the evolution of the third-year MLS team.