Former Fire, NYRB coach Juan Carlos Osorio guides Colombia's Atletico Nacional to another title
Former Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio has guided his current club -- Colombian powerhouses Atletico Nacional -- to yet another title.
Since taking over the club at the start of 2012, Osorio and Atletico have won five titles, including Apertura 2013 and Finalizacion 2013 (both league titles), Copa Colombia (2012 and 2013) and the Superliga de Colombia (2012). Atletico won their most recent league title on Sunday by topping Deportivo Cali 2-0 on aggregate -- drawing the first match 0-0, and then winning the final match 2-0.
Though he didn't play in the championship series, former MLS star Juan Pablo Angel was part of the club for both titles in 2013, receiving regular playing time during the season and totaling nine league goals over 31 appearances.
Osorio had previously won a league title with Once Caldas in 2010.
The now 52-year-old coach had period of mixed results during his two-and-a-half years in MLS. He helped the Fire bounce back for a playoff spot in 2007 after taking the coaching reins in July, but resigned after an Eastern Conference Championship loss to the New England Revolution. He took over the Red Bulls in 2008 and guided them to MLS Cup 2008, which they lost to the Columbus Crew, but resigned in August 2009 with a 12-27-13 record in his time with the club.