As longest tenured MLS coach, Peter Vermes ranks among the best in the business

Since the start of 2017, seven MLS head coaches have left their respective clubs. That's the largest number of coaching changes in a single year during Major League Soccer's 22-year history.

Amidst the constant coaching shuffle, Peter Vermes has continued to go about his business as Manager and Technical Director of Sporting Kansas City. After laying foundations in his first two years at the helm, Vermes has guided Sporting KC to seven consecutive playoff appearances, won an MLS Cup and lifted three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups.

On the whole, Vermes' body of work sits among the very best of the current coaching crop. His four major trophies rank second among active MLS coaches, while his 115 regular-season victories rank third.

Vermes' reign in Kansas City can be characterized not only by success, but by stability. Since Sporting KC hoisted the MLS Cup in 2013, only two teams have remained with their current head coach. Joining Vermes in that club is D.C. United boss Ben Olsen, who is poised to begin his ninth season in 2018.

The tables below give a picture of how the active MLS coaches stack up, with the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids not represented due to their current managerial vacancies.

Current MLS head coaches, ranked by tenure

Coach Club Year started
Peter Vermes Sporting KC 2009
Ben Olsen D.C. United 2010
Gregg Berhalter
Carl Robinson
Oscar Pareja
Jim Curtin
Greg Vanney
Columbus Crew SC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
FC Dallas
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
2014
Jesse Marsch New York Red Bulls 2015
Patrick Vieira
Veljko Paunovic
Jason Kreis
Brian Schmetzer
New York City FC
Chicago Fire
Orlando City SC
Seattle Sounders FC
2016
Gerardo Martino
Wilmer Cabrera
Adrian Heath
Mike Petke
Chris Leitch
Sigi Schmid
Atlanta United FC
Houston Dynamo
Minnesota United FC
Real Salt Lake
San Jose Earthquakes
LA Galaxy
2017
Bob Bradley
Remi Garde
Brad Friedel
Los Angeles FC
Montreal Impact
New England Revolution
2018

Winningest active coaches in MLS
(MLS regular season, all-time)

Coach Club Wins Win %
Sigi Schmid LA Galaxy 230 .555
Bob Bradley Los Angeles FC 124 .555
Peter Vermes
Jason Kreis
Sporting KC
Orlando City FC
115
115
.543
.510
Oscar Pareja FC Dallas 87 .542
Ben Olsen D.C. United 84 .454
Jesse Marsch New York Red Bulls 68 .548
Gregg Berhalter
Carl Robinson
Columbus Crew SC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
53 .559
.518
Greg Vanney Toronto FC 51 .571
Mike Petke Real Salt Lake 43 .562
Jim Curtin Philadelphia Union 39 .454
Patrick Vieira New York City FC 31 .588
Adrian Heath Minnesota United FC 26 .440
Veljko Paunovic Chicago Fire 23 .463
Wilmer Cabrera
Brian Schmetzer
Houston Dynamo
Seattle Sounders FC
22
22
.449
.615
Gerardo Martino Atlanta United FC 15 .588
Chris Leitch San Jose Earthquakes 7 .471
Remi Garde
Brad Friedel
Montreal Impact
New England Revolution
0
0
NA
NA

Major trophies among active coaches in MLS*

Coach Total MLS Domestic Shield International
Sigi Schmid 11 2 5 3 1
Peter Vermes 4 1 3 0 0
Bob Bradley 3 1 2 0 0
Greg Vanney 3 0 2 1 0
Oscar Pareja 2 0 1 1 0
Jason Kreis 1 1 0 0 0
Brian Schmetzer 1 1 0 0 0
Ben Olsen 1 0 1 0 0
Carl Robinson 1 0 1 0 0
Jesse Marsch 1 0 1 0 0
Mike Petke 1 0 1 0 0
Gregg Berhalter 0 0 0 0 0
Jim Curtin 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Vieira 0 0 0 0 0
Veljko Paunovic 0 0 0 0 0
Gerardo Martino 0 0 0 0 0
Wilmer Cabrera 0 0 0 0 0
Adrian Heath 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Leitch 0 0 0 0 0
Remi Garde 0 0 0 0 0
Brad Friedel 0 0 0 0 0

*Trophies won with MLS clubs only

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