It's a big day for Denis Hamlett, the long-time Fire assistant who
takes over as interim coach now that Dave Sarachan has been fired.
Among the league's all-time head coaches, I believe that Hamlett is
the first black person, the first from Central America, and
considering which part of Costa Rica he's from, arguably also the
first from the Caribbean. Two years ago, there were only two former
MLS players coaching in the league (Kinnear and Nowak). With today's
promotion, there are nine.
One of the former players who has coached very well thus far is Preki.
I found it interesting to learn why Chivas' GM says they hired him:
"One of [Preki's] complaints about MLS was that some of the style of
play had to do more with physicality and sending the long ball to see
what happens. He was a very strong advocate of playing more of a
possession game, of playing more of the beautiful game." So far, so
Columbus 2, Kansas City 1
CLB -- Eddie Gaven 1 (Duncan Oughton 2, Alejandro Moreno 4) 56
CLB -- Stefani Miglioranzi 1 (Guillermo Barros Schelotto 5) 61
KC -- Jack Jewsbury 1 (unassisted) 93+
Nice to see Barros Schelotto finally get a win; despite the Crew's
struggles, he has been a terrific addition to the league.