MLS Awards: Coach of the Year Voting

MLS Awards: Coach of the Year Voting

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 18, 2007

Last part in the six part voting series for the MLS awards now takes us to the Coach of the Year voting. In all honesty there are about three or four candidates for this and I would be a fool to think that even coaches that I really like (Steve Morrow, Jason Kries) will have any shot at this award. But then again you never know with the way people vote how things could actually go.

Anyways, I sort of hate to go with the manager who is leading the best club in the league but when you are a first year guy and your club wins the Supporter’s Shield Trophy in that season, you can’t deny him of this honor in my books. So my vote is going to DC United manager Tom Soehn. Probably one of the most impressive seasons for any coach in league history if you ask me.

I thought about voting for Chivas coach Preki, who has done a great job this season but again it all came down to the club’s success on the field and I can’t deny that after a bad start for DC what a job Soehn has done to get United where they are at right now.

Anyways, after Soehn goes the following:

  • Preki, Chivas USA – just missed out on this I think, plus I really wanna see how his club responds to the injury of Ante Razov
  • Domminc Kinnear, Houston – on the verge of winning the west this season, if they can win on the road Saturday in Chivas-land. Houston needs to lock this dude up for next season so he doesn’t run back to San Jose.