Sporting Legends - Bob Gansler

Bob Gansler

Behind every successful team is a strong coach to lead it to victory. During his eight-year tenure with Kansas City, Gansler won 95 games, including an MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield and a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to go along with MLS Coach of the Year honors in 2000.  Respected by his players, he made a strong impact on the Kansas City soccer franchise and has set a precedent for coaches that follow in his path. As a player, Gansler earned 25 caps and was the captain of the 1967 Pan American Games and 1968 Olympic Games. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012.    

Career Highlights

  • Head coach for eight seasons (1999-2006)
  • 95 wins (MLS regular and postseason)
  • 2000 MLS Cup champion
  • 2000 Supporters' Shield champion
  • 2000 MLS Coach of the Year
  • 2004 U.S. Open Cup champion
  • 25 caps for the United States including Pan American and Olympic Games