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A record spell of MLS managerial flux now almost complete; listing the coaching changes

Jan 11, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

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The previous 10 months have seen managerial flux like never before in Major League Soccer. Ten of the league’s 19 teams (more than half) have changed head coaches since opening day of 2013.

With Wilmer Cabrera’s hiring at Chivas USA this week and then Oscar Pareja’s arrival (as expected for some time now) at Toyota Stadium in Dallas, this jaw-dropping spell of MLS coaching change is just about done. Still to come: Colorado’s choice to replace Pareja. And the clock is ticking on that one; Major League Soccer’s draft is Thursday.

Here’s the updated list of what has happened within MLS coaching ranks since opening day of 2013:

Out during the 2013 regular season:

Chivas USA’s José Luis Sánchez (May)

San Jose Frank Yallop (June)

Columbus Crew’s Robert Warzycha (September)

Out since the end of the 2013 season (or very close to it)

FC Dallas’ Schellas Hyndman

Vancouver’s Martin Rennie

Chivas USA’s José Luis Real

Chicago’s Frank Klopas

Real Salt Lake’s Jason Kreis

Montreal’s Marco Schallibaum

Colorado’s Oscar Pareja

Replacements now in charge

Mark Watson in San Jose (promoted from interim in late October)

Gregg Berhalter at Columbus

Jason Kreis at New York City FC (begins play in MLS in 2015)

Frank Yallop at Chicago

Carl Robinson at Vancouver

Frank Klopas at Montreal

Jeff Cassar at Real Salt Lake

Wilmer Cabrera at Chivas USA

Oscar Pareja at Colorado

Jobs that remain vacant

Colorado Rapids

  1. arabomep - Jan 11, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    I’m sure you mean “Oscar Pareja at Dallas”. Since Colorado have no coach at the moment.

  2. hildezero - Jan 11, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    It’s gonna be a very interesting season.

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