Complete List Of Colorado Rapids Head Coaches In Order

List Of Colorado Rapids Head Coaches In Order

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The Colorado Rapids, a professional soccer club based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado, have seen numerous managerial changes since their establishment in 1996. As a member of Major League Soccer (MLS), the Rapids have experienced periods of success, trials, and tribulations. Coaches play an integral role in shaping a team’s identity, and here we explore the history and journey of each individual who has led the Rapids from the dugout.

1 – Bob Houghton (1996)

Born in 1947 in Bradford, England. Houghton played for Fulham (1966–1968). He has also coached teams such as Malmo FF (1974–1980), China national team (2009–2011), and India national team (2006–2011).

2 – Glenn Myernick (1997-2000)

Born in 1954 in Trenton, New Jersey. Myernick’s playing career included stops at the Dallas Tornado (1976–1977) and the Portland Timbers (1978–1981). He also served as an assistant coach for the US men’s national soccer team.

3 – Tim Hankinson (2001-2004)

Born in 1955 in New York City, New York. Hankinson has a coaching history with clubs including Tampa Bay Mutiny (1996–1998) and Indy Eleven (2015–2017).

4 – Fernando Clavijo (2005-2008)

Born in 1956 in Maldonado, Uruguay. Clavijo played for clubs like the San Diego Sockers (1984–1991) and the St. Louis Storm (1991–1992). He also coached teams such as the Haiti national team (2003–2005) and Fort Lauderdale Strikers (2009–2014).

5 – Gary Smith (2008-2011)

Born in Harlow, England in 1968. Before coaching the Rapids, Smith had a stint with the English club Stevenage (2002–2005). He later went on to coach the Atlanta Silverbacks (2012–2014) and Nashville SC (2018-present).

6 – Óscar Pareja (2012-2014)

Born in 1968 in Medellín, Colombia. Pareja played for Independiente Medellín (1987–1995) and Dallas Burn (1998–2005). He has coached FC Dallas (2014–2018) and Club Tijuana (2018–2019).

7 – Pablo Mastroeni (2014-2017)

Born in 1976 in Mendoza, Argentina. Mastroeni’s playing career included teams such as the Miami Fusion (1998–2001) and Colorado Rapids (2002–2013). He also played for the US men’s national soccer team from 2001–2009.

8 – Anthony Hudson (2018-2019)

Born in 1981 in Seattle, Washington. Hudson coached the Bahrain national team (2013–2014) and New Zealand national team (2014–2017) before joining the Rapids.

9 – Robin Fraser (2019-present)

Born in 1966 in Kingston, Jamaica. Fraser played for teams like the Los Angeles Galaxy (1996–2000) and the Columbus Crew (2004–2005). He served as an assistant coach for Real Salt Lake (2007–2011) and New York Red Bulls (2013–2015).

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