Bruce Arena is second on the MLS all-time coaching list, trailing only Sigi Schmid. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
When Bruce Arena was named head coach and sporting director of the New England Revolution Tuesday, he again set course on becoming the all-time winningest coach in Major League Soccer history.
Arena has earned 202 career vicotires in regular season play over his 14 seasons at the helm, one of only two coaches in league history having hit the double-century mark in wins. He trails the late Sigi Schmid, the all-time leader with 240.
With the Revolution, Arena takes charge of his fourth MLS team, tied for the most of any coach in league history. Also serving as bench boss of four different clubs is Bob Bradley, currently head coach of the Los Angeles Football Club, who is fourth on the all-time list with 148 career league wins, as well as Thomas Rongen.
Arena also has guided D.C. United, the Red Bulls and the Galaxy.
The naming of Arena as head coach of the Revolution marked the third MLS coaching change. The most in any one season came a year ago, when six coaching changes were made.
Arena’s top priority is to bring the Revs back to MLS Cup, which they have reached five times, tied for second-most of any club in league history. Yet, New England still hasn’t won an MLS title. Arena has coached team to MLS Cup glory on five occasions – the most of any coach in league history. His seven appearances in the championship match are also the most of any head coach.
||DC 1996, DC 1997, LA 2011, LA 2012, LA 2014
||HOU 2006, HOU 2007
||LA 2002, CLB 2008
||SJ 2001, SJ 2003