How Nowak stacks up vs. other expansion first coaches
Since MLS expansion began again in 2005, nine teams have joined the league. That means there have been nine inaugural coaches in charge of MLS clubs since 2005. Of these nine, four are still in charge (including Jesse Marsch in Montreal).
One of the ones no longer in charge is Peter Nowak, who stepped down as manager of the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday.
So how does he compare with other expansion coaches?
EXPANSION TEAMS' INAUGURAL HEAD COACHES (POST-2005)
- Sigi Schmid, SEA (2009-present), 51-27-29, 48% win pct.
- Frank Yallop, SJ (2008-present), 44-52-42, 32% win pct.
- John Spencer, POR (2011-present), 14-19-13, 30% win pct.
- Peter Nowak, PHI (2010-2012), 21-30-24, 28% win pct.
- Jesse Marsch, MTL (2012-present), 3-7-3, 23%
- John Ellinger, RSL (2005-2007), 15-37-16, 22% win pct.
- Mo Johnston, TOR (2007), 6-17-7, 20% win pct.
- Thomas Rongen, CHV (2005), 1-8-1, 10% win pct.
- Teitur Thordarson, VAN (2011), 1-5-6, 8% win pct.