BOB BRADLEY NAMED MLS COACH OF THE YEAR
LAFC, in conjunction with Major League Soccer, announced today that head coach Bob Bradley has been named the 2019 MLS Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year, marking the third time Bradley has won the honor.
The first head coach in Club history led LAFC to a record-breaking 2019 regular season, capturing the MLS Supporters’ Shield and the top seed in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs after setting a new single-season points record (72) and tying the single-season team goals record (85).
This season, Bradley orchestrated a roster that produced the best MLS regular season (21-4-9), with three more wins and two fewer losses than the next closest teams. Under Bradley, Carlos Vela took the Golden Boot crown with a single season scoring record of 34 goals in 31 games, and LAFC allowed the fewest goals of any MLS club this season.
In 2018, Bradley led the Club to the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs in just its first season, setting a new expansion team points record (57), and matching the records for expansion team goals (70) and away wins (7).
Bradley previously earned MLS coaching honors after leading the Chicago Fire to an MLS Cup-winning season and a U.S. Open Cup title during their inaugural campaign in 1998. He went on to win a second coach of the year award after guiding second-year club Chivas USA to the MLS Cup Playoffs during their 2006 season.
Internationally, Bradley coached the U.S. Men’s National Team from 2006-11, winning the 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup, finishing second in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, and managing the USMNT to the top of their group in the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
With three coach of the year awards, Bradley now joins New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena with the most in MLS history.