Bruce Arena has 238 career wins in MLS. (www.AndyMead/YCJ Photo)
The list of the all-time winningest coaches in Major League Soccer history will likely see some real activity in the coming weeks, with both the most victories ever in the league and membership in the 100-win club coming into view.
Heading into this weekend’s match vs. Chicago Fire FC, Bruce Arena is two wins away from tying Sigi Schmid for 240 league victories – the most of any coach in MLS history.
Over his MLS coaching career spanning 483 games, Arena has posted a .607 winning percentage, the second-best of any coach with more than 100 coaching appearances in the league (behind current Seattle Sounders FC boss Brian Schmetzer, .647).
Arena also has the most MLS Cup Playoffs wins with 35.
Three coaches are within striking distance of reaching the 100-win mark for MLS league play – Caleb Porter of the Columbus Crew (99), Greg Vanney of the LA Galaxy (98), and Jim Curtin of the Philadelphia Union (96).
Through the first 26 years of MLS history, 10 coaches have reached the century mark in league wins.