D.C.’s Ben Olsen, the architect of United’s worst-to-first turnaround in the Eastern Conference, has been named MLS Coach of the Year following a landslide vote of the league’s players, club officials and coaches.
Seattle boss Sigi Schmid finished second, followed by Columbus’ Gregg Berhalter and Dallas’ Oscar Pareja.
D.C. United finished with just three wins in last season. This year, it qualified for the postseason with that many games to spare and topped the standings in the East.
The Sounders, meanwhile, won the club’s first-ever Supporters’ Shield while also claiming their fourth U.S. Open Cup title.