Article: US soccer's coaching gap: 'I refuse to believe all the best people are white males' While valid points are made, I have a few thoughts 1) Nelson Rodriguez is the clown who hired Paunovic while ignoring other candidates who have done better in MLS. For info on Nrod being a sack of **** : https://medium.com/six-point-star/gonzalo-segares-and-the-fff-coaching-license-85d74d9190fa 2) The point about former players who are from more diverse backgrounds not moving into coaching because they might not get a fair shake is what has happened in other sports and IMO in MLS. I think MLS may have to work more on this. 3) The author talks about inexperienced coaches getting shots and only one of them being a minority. There has been a push since Kreis to get vets into coaching. Petke, Heaps, Olsen, and Mastroeni all coached their longtime clubs. Marsch went from national team assistant to Montreal coach after 1 year and he was groomed to be a coach as player. I think MLS needs to improve getting more players as coaches. At the same time, Eddie Pope went into the business side/union side, Carlos Bocanegra became a technical director. Those people choosing to stay in soccer are not necessarily choosing coaching. Mods: This discussion will probably become You be the Don. Please move it if it does so.