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A history of massive failure
by Paul Kennedy, December 12th, 2012 4:06PM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Chivas USA's hiring of veteran Mexican coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, also known as “El Chelis,” makes sense in terms of the MLS club's goal to rediscover its Mexican flavor. But by every other measure, it's a very risky move. The history of coaches imported from abroad without MLS experience is littered with colosal failures.

Of the 11 head coaches who had not previously worked in American soccer as a player or coach, only Swede Hans Backe has a career winning record -- and the New York Red Bulls (with the largest payroll in MLS) would be considered underachievers, never advancing past the conference quarterfinals.

Frank Stapleton (Ireland)
1996: New England (15-17-0)

Bobby Houghton (England)
1996: Colorado (11-20-0)

Carlos Queiroz (Portugal)
1996: MetroStars (12-12-0)

Carlos Alberto Parreira (Brazil)

1997: MetroStars (13-19-0)

Ivo Wortmann (Brazil)
1998: Miami (7-6-0)
1999: Miami (13-19-0)
2000: Miami (1-3-4)

Hans Westerhof (Netherlands)
2005: Chivas USA (3-14-4)

Ruud Gullit (Netherlands)
2007: Los Angeles (6-8-5)

John Carver (England)
2008: Toronto FC (9-13-8)
2009: Toronto FC (2-2-2)

Hans Backe (Sweden)
2010: New York (15-9-6)
2011: New York (10-8-16)
2012: New York (16-9-9)

Carlos de los Cobos (Mexico)
2010: Chicago (9-12-9)
2011: Chicago (1-4-6)

Aron Winter (Netherlands)
2011: Toronto FC (6-13-5)
2012: Toronto FC (1-9-0)



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