A year after missing the playoffs, the San Jose Earthquakes boast the top record in Major League Soccer. And veteran coach Frank Yallop, it's safe to say, deserves much of the credit.
Yallop has led the Earthquakes to an 11-4-3 record with a league-leading 36 goals scored. After winning titles with San Jose in 2001 and 2003, the 48-year-old coach has his side in contention for a third MLS Cup.
Chosen as the top MLS coach at mid-season by a vote of SBI staff members, Yallop beat out a strong field that included Vancouver's Martin Rennie, Chicago's Frank Klopas and Columbus' Robert Warzycha.
What do you think of Yallop receiving the honor? Would Rennie, Klopas or Warzycha have been a better choice? Or perhaps someone else entirely?
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