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List of Major League Soccer coaches

The following is a list of Major League Soccer coaches — including lists of current coaches and coaches with most wins. Major League Soccer is a Division 1 professional soccer league, with 22 teams — 19 in the United States and 3 in Canada.

Contents

Current MLS coachesEdit

Name Nationality Age Club From Played in MLS
Gerardo Martino   Argentina 55 Atlanta United FC 2017 N/A
Veljko Paunović   Serbia 41 Chicago Fire 2015 2011
Gregg Berhalter   United States 45 Columbus Crew 2014 2009–2011
Anthony Hudson   England 37 Colorado Rapids 2017 N/A
Óscar Pareja   Colombia 50 FC Dallas 2014 1998–2005
Ben Olsen   United States 41 D.C. United 2010 1998–2009
Matias Almeyda   Argentina 44 San Jose Earthquakes 2018 N/A
Dominic Kinnear   Scotland 51 LA Galaxy 2018 1995-2000
Bob Bradley   United States 60 Los Angeles FC 2017 N/A
Adrian Heath   England 57 Minnesota United FC 2016 N/A
Rémi Garde   France 52 Montreal Impact 2017 N/A
Brad Friedel   United States 47 New England Revolution 2017 1996–1997
Chris Armas   United States 45 New York Red Bulls 2018 1996–2009
Mike Petke   United States 42 Real Salt Lake 2017 1998–2010
Wilmer Cabrera   Colombia 51 Houston Dynamo 2016 N/A
Brian Schmetzer   United States 56 Seattle Sounders FC 2016 N/A
Peter Vermes   United States 51 Sporting Kansas City 2009 1996–2002
Greg Vanney   United States 44 Toronto FC 2014 1996–2001; 2005–2008
Carl Robinson   Wales 42 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2014 2007–2011
Jim Curtin   United States 39 Philadelphia Union 2014 2001–2009
Giovanni Savarese   Venezuela 46 Portland Timbers 2017 1996-1998, 2000
Domènec Torrent   Spain 56 New York City FC 2018 N/A
James O'Connor   Ireland 39 Orlando City SC 2018 N/A

Most coaching winsEdit

AchievementsEdit

The following table shows the MLS head coaches that have won the Coach of the Year, MLS Cup, or Supporters' Shield at least twice.

Coach Coach of the Year MLS Cup Supporters' Shield
Bruce Arena 3 (1997, 2009, 2011) 5 (1996, 1997, 2011, 2012, 2014) 3 (1997, 2010, 2011)
Sigi Schmid 2 (1999, 2008) 2 (2002, 2008) 3 (2002, 2008, 2014)
Frank Yallop 2 (2001, 2012) 2 (2001, 2003) 1 (2012)
Dominic Kinnear 1 (2005) 2 (2006, 2007) 1 (2005)
Thomas Rongen 1 (1996) 1 (1999) 2 (1996, 1999)
Bob Bradley 2 (1998, 2006) 1 (1998)

List of all time coachesEdit

The list of coaches includes everyone who has coached a club while they were in the MLS, whether in a permanent or temporary role. Interim coaches are listed only when they managed the team for at least one match in that period.

Coaches with in italics and highlighted in yellow are currently coaching a club.

As of June 30, 2018
Name Nationality Club From Until
Gerardo Martino   Argentina Atlanta United 2017 present
Bob Bradley   United States Chicago Fire 1998 2002
Dave Sarachan   United States Chicago Fire 2003 2007
Denis Hamlett (interim)   Costa Rica Chicago Fire 2007 2007
Juan Carlos Osorio   Colombia Chicago Fire 2007 2007
Denis Hamlett   Costa Rica Chicago Fire 2008 2009
Carlos de los Cobos   Mexico Chicago Fire 2010 2011
Frank Klopas   United States Chicago Fire 2011 2013
Frank Yallop   Canada Chicago Fire 2014 2015
Brian Bliss (interim)   United States Chicago Fire 2015 2015
Veljko Paunović   Serbia Chicago Fire 2016 present
Thomas Rongen   Netherlands Chivas USA 2005 2005
Javier Ledesma (interim)   Mexico Chivas USA 2005 2005
Hans Westerhof   Netherlands Chivas USA 2005 2005
Bob Bradley   United States Chivas USA 2006 2006
Preki   United States Chivas USA 2007 2009
Martín Vásquez   United States Chivas USA 2010 2010
Robin Fraser   United States Chivas USA 2011 2012
José Luis Sánchez Solá   Mexico Chivas USA 2013 2013
Sacha van der Most (interim)   Netherlands Chivas USA 2013 2013
José Luis Real   Mexico Chivas USA 2013 2013
Wilmer Cabrera   Colombia Chivas USA 2014 2014
Bobby Houghton   England Colorado Rapids 1996 1996
Roy Wegerle (interim)   United States Colorado Rapids 1996 1996
Glenn Myernick   United States Colorado Rapids 1997 2000
Tim Hankinson   United States Colorado Rapids 2001 2004
Fernando Clavijo   United States Colorado Rapids 2005 2008
Gary Smith   England Colorado Rapids 2008 2011
Óscar Pareja   Colombia Colorado Rapids 2012 2013
Pablo Mastroeni   United States Colorado Rapids 2014 2017
Steve Cooke (interim)   England Colorado Rapids 2017 2017
Anthony Hudson   England Colorado Rapids 2017 present
Timo Liekoski   Finland Columbus Crew 1996 1996
Tom Fitzgerald   United States Columbus Crew 1996 2001
Greg Andrulis   United States Columbus Crew 2001 2005
Robert Warzycha (interim)   Poland Columbus Crew 2005 2005
Sigi Schmid   United States Columbus Crew 2006 2008
Robert Warzycha   Poland Columbus Crew 2009 2013
Brian Bliss (interim)   United States Columbus Crew 2013 2013
Gregg Berhalter   United States Columbus Crew 2014 present
Bruce Arena   United States D.C. United 1996 1998
Thomas Rongen   Netherlands D.C. United 1999 2001
Ray Hudson   England D.C. United 2002 2003
Piotr Nowak   Poland D.C. United 2004 2006
Tom Soehn   United States D.C. United 2006 2009
Curt Onalfo   United States D.C. United 2010 2010
Ben Olsen   United States D.C. United 2010 present
Dave Dir   United States Dallas Burn 1996 2000
Mike Jeffries   United States Dallas Burn 2001 2003
Colin Clarke   Northern Ireland Dallas Burn/FC Dallas 2003 2006
Steve Morrow   Northern Ireland FC Dallas 2007 2008
Marco Ferruzzi (interim)   United States FC Dallas 2008 2008
Schellas Hyndman   United States FC Dallas 2008 2013
Óscar Pareja   Colombia FC Dallas 2014 present
Dominic Kinnear   United States Houston Dynamo 2006 2014
Owen Coyle   Republic of Ireland Houston Dynamo 2015 2016
Wade Barrett (interim)   United States Houston Dynamo 2016 2016
Wilmer Cabrera   Colombia Houston Dynamo 2017 present
Ron Newman   England Kansas City Wiz/Wizards 1996 1999
Ken Fogarty (interim)   England Kansas City Wizards 1999 1999
Bob Gansler   United States Kansas City Wizards 1999 2006
Brian Bliss (interim)   United States Kansas City Wizards 2006 2006
Curt Onalfo   United States Kansas City Wizards 2007 2009
Peter Vermes   United States Kansas City Wizards/Sporting Kansas City 2009 present
Lothar Osiander   Germany LA Galaxy 1996 1997
Octavio Zambrano   Ecuador LA Galaxy 1997 1999
Sigi Schmid   United States LA Galaxy 1999 2004
Steve Sampson   United States LA Galaxy 2004 2006
Frank Yallop   Canada LA Galaxy 2006 2007
Ruud Gullit   Netherlands LA Galaxy 2008 2008
Cobi Jones (interim)   United States LA Galaxy 2008 2008
Bruce Arena   United States LA Galaxy 2008 2016
Curt Onalfo   United States LA Galaxy 2017 2017
Sigi Schmid   United States LA Galaxy 2017 present
Bob Bradley   United States Los Angeles Football Club 2017 present
Carlos Córdoba   Argentina Miami Fusion 1998 1998
Ivo Wortmann   Brazil Miami Fusion 1998 2000
Ray Hudson   England Miami Fusion 2000 2001
Adrian Heath   England Minnesota United FC 2017 present
Jesse Marsch   United States Montreal Impact 2012 2012
Marco Schällibaum    Switzerland Montreal Impact 2013 2013
Frank Klopas   United States Montreal Impact 2014 2015
Mauro Biello   Canada Montreal Impact 2015 2017
Rémi Garde   France Montreal Impact 2017 present
Frank Stapleton   Ireland New England Revolution 1996 1996
Thomas Rongen   Netherlands New England Revolution 1997 1998
Walter Zenga   Italy New England Revolution 1999 1999
Steve Nicol (interim)   Scotland New England Revolution 1999 1999
Fernando Clavijo   United States New England Revolution 2000 2002
Steve Nicol   Scotland New England Revolution 2002 2011
Jay Heaps   United States New England Revolution 2012 2017
Brad Friedel   United States New England Revolution 2017 present
Jason Kreis   United States New York City FC 2015 2015
Patrick Vieira   France New York City FC 2016 2018
Domènec Torrent   Spain New York City FC 2018 present
Eddie Firmani   Italy New York/New Jersey MetroStars 1996 1996
Carlos Queiroz   Portugal New York/New Jersey MetroStars 1996 1996
Carlos Alberto Parreira   Brazil New York/New Jersey MetroStars 1997 1997
Alfonso Mondelo   Spain MetroStars 1998 1998
Bora Milutinović   Serbia MetroStars 1998 1999
Octavio Zambrano   Ecuador MetroStars 2000 2002
Bob Bradley   United States MetroStars 2003 2005
Mo Johnston   Scotland MetroStars/New York Red Bulls 2005 2006
Richie Williams (interim)   United States New York Red Bulls 2006 2006
Bruce Arena   United States New York Red Bulls 2006 2007
Juan Carlos Osorio   Colombia New York Red Bulls 2008 2009
Richie Williams (interim)   United States New York Red Bulls 2009 2009
Hans Backe   Sweden New York Red Bulls 2010 2012
Mike Petke   United States New York Red Bulls 2013 2014
Jesse Marsch   United States New York Red Bulls 2015 present
Adrian Heath   England Orlando City 2015 2016
Bobby Murphy (interim)   United States Orlando City 2016 2016
Jason Kreis   United States Orlando City 2016 2018
Bobby Murphy (interim)   USA Orlando City 2018 2018
James O'Connor   Ireland Orlando City 2018 present
Piotr Nowak   Poland Philadelphia Union 2010 2012
John Hackworth   United States Philadelphia Union 2012 2014
Jim Curtin   United States Philadelphia Union 2014 present
John Spencer   Scotland Portland Timbers 2011 2012
Gavin Wilkinson (interim)   New Zealand Portland Timbers 2012 2012
Caleb Porter   United States Portland Timbers 2013 2017
Giovanni Savarese   Venezuela Portland Timbers 2017 present
John Ellinger   United States Real Salt Lake 2005 2007
Jason Kreis   United States Real Salt Lake 2007 2013
Jeff Cassar   United States Real Salt Lake 2014 2017
Daryl Shore (interim)   United States Real Salt Lake 2017 2017
Mike Petke   United States Real Salt Lake 2017 present
Laurie Calloway   England San Jose Clash 1996 1997
Brian Quinn   Northern Ireland San Jose Clash 1997 1999
Jorge Espinoza (interim)   Chile San Jose Clash 1999 1999
Lothar Osiander   Germany San Jose Clash/Earthquakes 1999 2000
Frank Yallop   Canada San Jose Earthquakes 2001 2003
Dominic Kinnear   United States San Jose Earthquakes 2004 2005
Frank Yallop   Canada San Jose Earthquakes 2008 2013
Mark Watson   Canada San Jose Earthquakes 2013 2014
Ian Russell (interim)   United States San Jose Earthquakes 2014 2014
Dominic Kinnear   United States San Jose Earthquakes 2015 2017
Chris Leitch   United States San Jose Earthquakes 2017 2017
Mikael Stahre   Sweden San Jose Earthquakes 2017 present
Sigi Schmid   United States Seattle Sounders FC 2009 2016
Brian Schmetzer   United States Seattle Sounders FC 2016 present
Thomas Rongen   Netherlands Tampa Bay Mutiny 1996 1996
John Kowalski   United States Tampa Bay Mutiny 1997 1998
Tim Hankinson   United States Tampa Bay Mutiny 1998 2000
Alfonso Mondelo   Spain Tampa Bay Mutiny 2001 2001
Perry Van der Beck   United States Tampa Bay Mutiny 2001 2001
Mo Johnston   Scotland Toronto FC 2007 2007
John Carver   England Toronto FC 2008 2009
Chris Cummins (interim)   England Toronto FC 2009 2009
Preki   United States Toronto FC 2010 2010
Nick Dasovic (interim)   Canada Toronto FC 2010 2010
Aron Winter   Netherlands Toronto FC 2011 2012
Paul Mariner   England Toronto FC 2012 2012
Ryan Nelsen   New Zealand Toronto FC 2013 2014
Greg Vanney   United States Toronto FC 2014 present
Teitur Thordarson   Iceland Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2011 2011
Tom Soehn (interim)   United States Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2011 2011
Martin Rennie   Scotland Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2012 2013
Carl Robinson   Wales Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2014 present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Arena reaches rarified air after earning 200th career MLS coaching win", September 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Quakes announce Dominic Kinnear to return as club's head coach". San Jose Earthquakes. October 15, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Frank Yallop, Head Coach and Director of Soccer". Chicago Fire. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  5. ^ Pedersen, Matt (September 16, 2013). "Dominic Kinnear moves to third on MLS all-time wins list, and other Houston Dynamo milestones from Saturday's win". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Real Salt Lake announces that Jason Kreis will not return to club in 2014". Real Salt Lake. December 10, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "Beyond The Box Score: Vermes claims 100th win as SKC blanks Portland yet again", Sporting Kansas City, August 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "Rongen out as D.C. coach", USA Today, October 10, 2001.
  9. ^ a b Pedersen, Matt (November 13, 2013). "Houston Dynamo player milestones and notes from 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved July 26, 2016.

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