Kreis hits coaching milestone

Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis has moved up yet another notch in the all-time hierarchy of MLS managers.

Friday’s scoreless draw at Philadelphia moved Kreis past former Colorado coach Tim Hankinson and into sole possession of seventh-place all-time in regular season points with 257. Kreis got to 257 points in significantly less time than Hankinson, reaching the mark in 18 less games than the former Rapids boss.

The 257 point total puts the 39-year-old Kreis fifth amongst active MLS coaches. On the active list, Kreis trails only Seattle’s Sigi Schmid, L.A.’s Bruce Arena, Houston’s Dominic Kinnear and San Jose’s Frank Yallop, all of whom have coached at least 97 more regular season games than the Claret-and-Cobalt boss.   

Coach W L T Points
Sigi Schmid 169 116 90 595
Bruce Arena 140 85 44 440
Dominic Kinnear 111 73 90 423
Bob Bradley 124 94 54 416
Steve Nicol 112 108 81 415
Frank Yallop 110 101 74 404
Bob Gansler 86 85 51 305
Jason Kreis 70 60 47 257
Tim Hankinson 78 83 34 256

It’s also worth noting that Kreis is just one of two coaches – along with former New England manager Steve Nicol – to claim a spot in the top-seven while coaching only one MLS team.

Kreis still has a little ways to go to catch former Kansas City head man Bob Gansler for sixth-place, probably needing about one more year to make up the 48 point deficit on the ex-Wizards coach.