This has certainly been a period of managerial transition like none other in Major League Soccer. Want an example of how much?
Guys that we didn’t even know have been fired (or dismissed, or having “parted ways” or been placed on freakin’ “gardening leave” or whatever) are now being replaced.
It happened today when Frank Klopas, recently dismissed a Chicago, was named to replace Marco Schallibaum. Which wouldn’t be such a big deal – except that Montreal had somehow managed to (mostly) slip it past everyone that Schallibaum would not be brought back.
In all, 9 of 19 MLS coaching seats changed hands this year (Chivas USA more than once, in fact.)
At any rate, here is the cheat sheet of MLS managerial comings and goings in 2013.
Out during the regular season:
- Chivas USA’s José Luis Sánchez (May)
- San Jose Frank Yallop (June)
- Columbus Crew’s Robert Warzycha (September)
Out since the end of the season (or very close to it)
- FC Dallas’ Schellas Hyndman
- Vancouver’s Martin Rennie
- Chivas USA’s José Luis Real
- Chicago’s Frank Klopas
- Real Salt Lake’s Jason Kreis
- Montreal’s Marco Schallibaum
Replacements now in charge
- Mark Watson in San Jose (promoted from interim in late October)
- Gregg Berhalter at Columbus
- Jason Kreis at New York City FC (begins play in MLS in 2015)
- Frank Yallop (pictured above) at Chicago
- Carl Robinson at Vancouver
- Frank Klopas at Montreal
Jobs that remain vacant
- Chivas USA
- FC Dallas
- Real Salt Lake