Monday, May 5, 2008

All Coaches Rankings

1. Columbus Crew - Sweet vindication for Sigi Schmid this year after two years of missing post-season
2. Chicago Fire - On the other end of the spectrum, Denis Hamlett is making good on finally getting the head coach gig
3. Toronto FC - John Carver is breaking the cliche about foreign coaches in MLS - he's doing quite well
4. New England - Steve Nicol has proven he's one of the best in MLS - but the Fire have his team's number in early going
5. FC Dallas - Steve Morrow's squad will rue dropped points of so many draws later this season.
6. Colorado Rapids - Christian Gomez > Marcello Gallardo looks obvious. Fernando Clavijo > Tom Soehn is more surprising.
7. Kansas City - Curt Onalfo keeps tinkering - the ideal combination could come up soon.
8. Los Angeles Galaxy - Ruud Gullit is very glad David Beckham is both on his team and healthy
9. New York Red Bull - The curse of New York hasn't broken Juan Carlos Osorio yet, but he hasn't buried it, either.
10. Chivas USA - Preki has more job security than his players, perhaps.
11. Real Salt Lake - Jason Kreis gets the Argentine connection on his squad going, but then defense can't shut Beckham down.
12. DC United - Tom Soehn is suffering through a sophomore slump and the absence of Ben Olsen.
13. Houston Dynamo - Winning MLS Cup twice in a row brought Dom Kinnear a lot of respect - but that winless record is merciless.
14. San Jose Earthquakes - It's a good thing Frank Yallop is happy to be back in SJ, because this team isn't creating much joy.


just another one of you said...

Given the fact that Chicago is playing great defense with 4 starting caliber defensemen on the bench (Conde, Brown, Robinson, Marmol) do you see the Galaxy making a move for any of those guys? I figure they have little to offer, but I'd like to hear what'd you do to add some real life to the Gals' hopes of contending for a playoff spot.

A.C. said...

I don't think the Galaxy have the cap room to make a move for any of those guys, but if I had my pick, I'd take Robinson. Marmol is an unknown, Brown a vet (LA has almost too many of those), and Conde, well, his attitude is a bit of an unknown, though skill-wise, he's the best of the bunch.