Interactive MLS coaching tree shows spheres of influence

Ahead of their matchup on Saturday (3 pm ET; ESPN), we wanted to see whether Bruce Arena or Sigi Schmid has been the most influential coach in MLS.

We know their credentials: seven MLS Cups, six Supporters’ Shields, six US Open Cups and five MLS Coach of the Year awards.

The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders head coaches have also had countless former players and coaches go on to get jobs as assistant and head coaches in the league.

Our interactive coaching tree centers on the 20 current MLS managers and their connections to technical staff at other clubs. It delivers a visual representation of the sizable impact that Arena and Schmid have had on the League. Select a team logo to reveal each head coach’s former assistants and players who are now among the management ranks.