Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Coaching Merry-go-round: Who might be next?

With the recent “coaching change”: at RSL, and with the ongoing watch over other MLS coaches, I’ve been thinking about who might make good replacement coaches in the MLS. One source that I realized that I don’t know enough about are the USL1 coaches. I thought it would be worth doing the research—and then sharing it here.

Here are the current coaches:

Team Coach
Atlanta Silverbacks Jason Smith
California Victory Glenn Van Straatum
Carolina RailHawks Scott Schweitzer
Charleston Battery Mike Anhaeuser
Miami FC Chiquinho de Assis
Minnesota Thunder Amos Magee
Montreal Impact Nick De Santis
Puerto Rico Islanders Toribio Rojas
Portland Timbers Gavin Wilkinson
Rochester Raging Rhinos Laurie Calloway
Seattle Sounders Brian Schmetzer
Vancouver Whitecaps Bob Lilley

Not listed are a couple of other names tied with both the recent USL1 and MSL are:

  • Colin Clarke (who coached the now defunct Virginia Beach Mariners)
  • Chris Agnello (who coached the Portland Timbers last year and was closely associated with Utah Soccer before that)

I'll follow up with more information about these coaches (as I have time to research and write things up). In the meantime, feel free to leave your comments about any and all of them.

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