Dallas' Hyndman is MLS Coach of Year
FRISCO, TX - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Schellas Hyndman of FC Dallas leads his team against Real Salt Lake at Pizza Hut Park on October 30, 2010 in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 2-1. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Schellas Hyndman
FC Dallas' Schellas Hyndman has been voted MLS coach of the year after leading his team to the Western Conference final this weekend in its first playoff appearance since 2007.
The league announced the award Thursday.
Dallas had a 19-game MLS unbeaten streak and finished 12-4-14 in league play, tied with San Jose (2005) and Real Salt Lake (2010) for the fewest losses in an MLS season.
Hyndman was Southern Methodist's coach for 24 years before replacing Steve Morrow at Dallas in June 2008, when the team was 4-5-4. The team went on to finish 8-12-12 and in fifth place in the Western Conference, and continued to build last season before finally breaking through.
Dallas knocked off defending champion Real Salt Lake in the first round of the playoffs and will face the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday in the Western Conference championship.
Published at 4:15 PM CST on Nov 11, 2010
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