Portland's Porter wins Coach of the Year honor
[MLS AWARDS] Caleb Porter, who led the Portland Timbers to the Western Conference regular-season title in his first season
in MLS, was named the 2013 MLS Coach of the Year. Porter arrived from the University of Akron, making him the eighth former college coach (out of 13 recipients) to be named MLS's top coach.
Porter, who accepted the job during the 2012 college season, led the Timbers to a 14-5-15. The club’s five losses tied the MLS record for fewest losses in a 34-game regular season.
Porter guided the Timbers to a 15-game unbeaten streak this season -- the longest by a first-year head coach in MLS -- and 23-point turnaround from the 2012 season -- the most in MLS.
Porter finished with a weighted toll of 126.28 points in voting by management, media and players. He finished ahead of New York's Mike Petke (85.78
points), Real Salt Lake’s Jason Kreis (26.58) and Colorado's Oscar Pareja (20.12).
MLS Coach of the Year Winners:
2013: Caleb Porter – Portland Timbers
2012: Frank Yallop – San Jose Earthquakes
2011: Bruce Arena – LA
2010: Schellas Hyndman – FC Dallas
2009: Bruce Arena – Los Angeles Galaxy
2008: Sigi Schmid – Columbus Crew
2007: Preki – Chivas USA
Bob Bradley – Chivas USA
2005: Dominic Kinnear – San Jose Earthquakes
2004: Greg Andrulis – Columbus Crew
2003: Dave Sarachan – Chicago Fire
Nicol – New England Revolution
2001: Frank Yallop – San Jose Earthquakes
2000: Bob Gansler – Kansas City Wizards
1999: Sigi Schmid – Los Angeles Galaxy
1998: Bob Bradley – Chicago Fire
1997: Bruce Arena – D.C. United
1996: Thomas Rongen – Tampa Bay Mutiny
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