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.

 

ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS
TEAMS W L T PCT
Sigi Schmid LA-CLB-SEA 240 183 125 .552
Bruce Arena DC-NYR-LA-NE 238 135 110 .607
Bob Bradley CHI-MET-CHV-LFC 179 127 84 .567
Peter Vermes KC 170 127 100 .554
Dominic Kinnear SJ-HOU-LA 170 138 136 .536
Frank Yallop SJ-LA-CHI 130 133 108 .496
Oscar Pareja COL-DAL-ORL 125 91 73 .559
Jason Kreis RSL-NYC-ORL 121 117 78 .506
Ben Olsen DC 113 137 84 .464
Steve Nicol NE 112 108 81 .507
Caleb Porter POR-CLB 99 84 72 .529
Greg Vanney TOR-LA 98 79 54 .541
Jim Curtin PHI 96 86 57 .521