[MAKING A LIST]Mike Petke is one of seven former U.S. internationals who played in MLS and whose current MLS job is his first (outdoor) head coaching experience.
U.S. internationals turned first-time MLS coaches:
AGE COACH (TEAM) FIRST SEASON
45 Dominic Kinnear (Houston) 2004
40 Jason Kreis (Real Salt Lake) 2008
46 Peter Vermes (Sporting KC) 2009
35 Ben Olsen (D.C. United) 2010
46 *Frank Klopas (Chicago) 2011
36 Jay Heaps (New England) 2012
36 Mike Petke (New York) 2013
*Coached the indoor Chicago Storm for three seasons.