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 24 teams — 21 in the United States and 3 in Canada.

Current MLS coaches

NameNationalityAgeClubFromPlayed in MLS
Frank de Boer Netherlands49Atlanta United FC2018N/A
Veljko Paunović Serbia42Chicago Fire20152011
Ron Jans Netherlands61FC Cincinnati2019N/A
Robin Fraser United States53Colorado Rapids20191996–2005
Caleb Porter United States44Columbus Crew20191999–2000
Luchi Gonzalez United States38FC Dallas20192002, 2005–06
Ben Olsen United States42D.C. United20101998–2009
Davy Arnaud United States39Houston Dynamo20192002–2015
Bob Bradley United States61Los Angeles FC2017N/A
Guillermo Barros Schelotto Argentina46LA Galaxy20182007–2010
Adrian Heath England58Minnesota United FC2016N/A
Wílmer Cabrera Colombia52Montreal Impact2019N/A
Bruce Arena United States68New England Revolution2019N/A
Chris Armas United States46New York Red Bulls20181996–2009
Domènec Torrent Spain57New York City FC2018N/A
James O'Connor Ireland40Orlando City SC2018N/A
Jim Curtin United States40Philadelphia Union20142001–2009
Giovanni Savarese Venezuela48Portland Timbers20171996–1998, 2000
Freddy Juarez United States41Real Salt Lake2019N/A
Matias Almeyda Argentina45San Jose Earthquakes2018N/A
Brian Schmetzer United States57Seattle Sounders FC2016N/A
Peter Vermes United States53Sporting Kansas City20091996–2002
Greg Vanney United States45Toronto FC20141996–2001; 2005–2008
Marc Dos Santos Canada42Vancouver Whitecaps FC2018N/A

Most coaching wins


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

CoachCoach of the YearMLS CupSupporters' Shield
Bruce Arena3 (1997, 2009, 2011)5 (1996, 1997, 2011, 2012, 2014)3 (1997, 2010, 2011)
Bob Bradley3 (1998, 2006, 2019)1 (1998)1 (2019)
Sigi Schmid2 (1999, 2008)2 (2002, 2008)3 (2002, 2008, 2014)
Frank Yallop2 (2001, 2012)2 (2001, 2003)1 (2012)
Dominic Kinnear1 (2005)2 (2006, 2007)1 (2005)
Thomas Rongen1 (1996)1 (1999)2 (1996, 1999)
Brian Schmetzer2 (2016, 2019)

List of all time coaches

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 May 15, 2019
Gerardo Martino ArgentinaAtlanta United20172018
Bob Bradley United StatesChicago Fire19982002
Dave Sarachan United StatesChicago Fire20032007
Denis Hamlett (interim) Costa RicaChicago Fire20072007
Juan Carlos Osorio ColombiaChicago Fire20072007
Denis Hamlett Costa RicaChicago Fire20082009
Carlos de los Cobos MexicoChicago Fire20102011
Frank Klopas United StatesChicago Fire20112013
Frank Yallop CanadaChicago Fire20142015
Brian Bliss (interim) United StatesChicago Fire20152015
Veljko Paunović SerbiaChicago Fire2016present
Thomas Rongen NetherlandsChivas USA20052005
Javier Ledesma (interim) MexicoChivas USA20052005
Hans Westerhof NetherlandsChivas USA20052005
Bob Bradley United StatesChivas USA20062006
Preki United StatesChivas USA20072009
Martín Vásquez United StatesChivas USA20102010
Robin Fraser United StatesChivas USA20112012
José Luis Sánchez Solá MexicoChivas USA20132013
Sacha van der Most (interim) NetherlandsChivas USA20132013
José Luis Real MexicoChivas USA20132013
Wilmer Cabrera ColombiaChivas USA20142014
Bobby Houghton EnglandColorado Rapids19961996
Roy Wegerle (interim) United StatesColorado Rapids19961996
Glenn Myernick United StatesColorado Rapids19972000
Tim Hankinson United StatesColorado Rapids20012004
Fernando Clavijo United StatesColorado Rapids20052008
Gary Smith EnglandColorado Rapids20082011
Óscar Pareja ColombiaColorado Rapids20122013
Pablo Mastroeni United StatesColorado Rapids20142017
Steve Cooke (interim) EnglandColorado Rapids20172017
Anthony Hudson EnglandColorado Rapids20172019
Conor Casey (interim) United StatesColorado Rapids2019present
Timo Liekoski FinlandColumbus Crew19961996
Tom Fitzgerald United StatesColumbus Crew19962001
Greg Andrulis United StatesColumbus Crew20012005
Robert Warzycha (interim) PolandColumbus Crew20052005
Sigi Schmid United StatesColumbus Crew20062008
Robert Warzycha PolandColumbus Crew20092013
Brian Bliss (interim) United StatesColumbus Crew20132013
Gregg Berhalter United StatesColumbus Crew20142018
Bruce Arena United StatesD.C. United19961998
Thomas Rongen NetherlandsD.C. United19992001
Ray Hudson EnglandD.C. United20022003
Piotr Nowak PolandD.C. United20042006
Tom Soehn United StatesD.C. United20062009
Curt Onalfo United StatesD.C. United20102010
Ben Olsen United StatesD.C. United2010present
Dave Dir United StatesDallas Burn19962000
Mike Jeffries United StatesDallas Burn20012003
Colin Clarke Northern IrelandDallas Burn/FC Dallas20032006
Steve Morrow Northern IrelandFC Dallas20072008
Marco Ferruzzi (interim) United StatesFC Dallas20082008
Schellas Hyndman United StatesFC Dallas20082013
Óscar Pareja ColombiaFC Dallas20142018
Dominic Kinnear United StatesHouston Dynamo20062014
Owen Coyle Republic of IrelandHouston Dynamo20152016
Wade Barrett (interim) United StatesHouston Dynamo20162016
Wilmer Cabrera ColombiaHouston Dynamo2017present
Ron Newman EnglandKansas City Wiz/Wizards19961999
Ken Fogarty (interim) EnglandKansas City Wizards19991999
Bob Gansler United StatesKansas City Wizards19992006
Brian Bliss (interim) United StatesKansas City Wizards20062006
Curt Onalfo United StatesKansas City Wizards20072009
Peter Vermes United StatesKansas City Wizards/Sporting Kansas City2009present
Lothar Osiander GermanyLA Galaxy19961997
Octavio Zambrano EcuadorLA Galaxy19971999
Sigi Schmid United StatesLA Galaxy19992004
Steve Sampson United StatesLA Galaxy20042006
Frank Yallop CanadaLA Galaxy20062007
Ruud Gullit NetherlandsLA Galaxy20082008
Cobi Jones (interim) United StatesLA Galaxy20082008
Bruce Arena United StatesLA Galaxy20082016
Curt Onalfo United StatesLA Galaxy20172017
Sigi Schmid United StatesLA Galaxy20172018
Bob Bradley United StatesLos Angeles FC2017present
Carlos Córdoba ArgentinaMiami Fusion19981998
Ivo Wortmann BrazilMiami Fusion19982000
Ray Hudson EnglandMiami Fusion20002001
Adrian Heath EnglandMinnesota United FC20172018
Jesse Marsch United StatesMontreal Impact20122012
Marco Schällibaum  SwitzerlandMontreal Impact20132013
Frank Klopas United StatesMontreal Impact20142015
Mauro Biello CanadaMontreal Impact20152017
Rémi Garde FranceMontreal Impact2017present
Frank Stapleton IrelandNew England Revolution19961996
Thomas Rongen NetherlandsNew England Revolution19971998
Walter Zenga ItalyNew England Revolution19991999
Steve Nicol (interim) ScotlandNew England Revolution19991999
Fernando Clavijo United StatesNew England Revolution20002002
Steve Nicol ScotlandNew England Revolution20022011
Jay Heaps United StatesNew England Revolution20122017
Brad Friedel United StatesNew England Revolution20172019
Mike Lapper (interim) United StatesNew England Revolution20192019
Bruce Arena United StatesNew England Revolution2019present
Jason Kreis United StatesNew York City FC20152015
Patrick Vieira FranceNew York City FC20162018
Domènec Torrent SpainNew York City FC2018present
Eddie Firmani ItalyNew York/New Jersey MetroStars19961996
Carlos Queiroz PortugalNew York/New Jersey MetroStars19961996
Carlos Alberto Parreira BrazilNew York/New Jersey MetroStars19971997
Alfonso Mondelo SpainMetroStars19981998
Bora Milutinović SerbiaMetroStars19981999
Octavio Zambrano EcuadorMetroStars20002002
Bob Bradley United StatesMetroStars20032005
Mo Johnston ScotlandMetroStars/New York Red Bulls20052006
Richie Williams (interim) United StatesNew York Red Bulls20062006
Bruce Arena United StatesNew York Red Bulls20062007
Juan Carlos Osorio ColombiaNew York Red Bulls20082009
Richie Williams (interim) United StatesNew York Red Bulls20092009
Hans Backe SwedenNew York Red Bulls20102012
Mike Petke United StatesNew York Red Bulls20132014
Jesse Marsch United StatesNew York Red Bulls20152018
Adrian Heath EnglandOrlando City20152016
Bobby Murphy (interim) United StatesOrlando City20162016
Jason Kreis United StatesOrlando City20162018
Bobby Murphy (interim) United StatesOrlando City20182018
James O'Connor IrelandOrlando City 2018present
Piotr Nowak PolandPhiladelphia Union20102012
John Hackworth United StatesPhiladelphia Union20122014
Jim Curtin United StatesPhiladelphia Union2014present
John Spencer ScotlandPortland Timbers20112012
Gavin Wilkinson (interim) New ZealandPortland Timbers20122012
Caleb Porter United StatesPortland Timbers20132017
Giovanni Savarese VenezuelaPortland Timbers2017present
John Ellinger United StatesReal Salt Lake20052007
Jason Kreis United StatesReal Salt Lake20072013
Jeff Cassar United StatesReal Salt Lake20142017
Daryl Shore (interim) United StatesReal Salt Lake20172017
Mike Petke United StatesReal Salt Lake2017present
Laurie Calloway EnglandSan Jose Clash19961997
Brian Quinn Northern IrelandSan Jose Clash19971999
Jorge Espinoza (interim) ChileSan Jose Clash19991999
Lothar Osiander GermanySan Jose Clash/Earthquakes19992000
Frank Yallop CanadaSan Jose Earthquakes20012003
Dominic Kinnear United StatesSan Jose Earthquakes20042005
Frank Yallop CanadaSan Jose Earthquakes20082013
Mark Watson CanadaSan Jose Earthquakes20132014
Ian Russell (interim) United StatesSan Jose Earthquakes20142014
Dominic Kinnear United StatesSan Jose Earthquakes20152017
Chris Leitch United StatesSan Jose Earthquakes20172017
Mikael Stahre SwedenSan Jose Earthquakes2017present
Sigi Schmid United StatesSeattle Sounders FC20092016
Brian Schmetzer United StatesSeattle Sounders FC2016present
Thomas Rongen NetherlandsTampa Bay Mutiny19961996
John Kowalski United StatesTampa Bay Mutiny19971998
Tim Hankinson United StatesTampa Bay Mutiny19982000
Alfonso Mondelo SpainTampa Bay Mutiny20012001
Perry Van der Beck United StatesTampa Bay Mutiny20012001
Mo Johnston ScotlandToronto FC20072007
John Carver EnglandToronto FC20082009
Chris Cummins (interim) EnglandToronto FC20092009
Preki United StatesToronto FC20102010
Nick Dasovic (interim) CanadaToronto FC20102010
Aron Winter NetherlandsToronto FC20112012
Paul Mariner EnglandToronto FC20122012
Ryan Nelsen New ZealandToronto FC20132014
Greg Vanney United StatesToronto FC2014present
Teitur Thordarson IcelandVancouver Whitecaps FC20112011
Tom Soehn (interim) United StatesVancouver Whitecaps FC20112011
Martin Rennie ScotlandVancouver Whitecaps FC20122013
Carl Robinson WalesVancouver Whitecaps FC20142018

See also


  1. "Seattle Sounders, head coach Sigi Schmid mutually agree to part ways after eight-year run". Yahoo. July 26, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  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. "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. 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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