It's impressive enough to take a team from well beyond the playoff picture to the conference's top seed in one season. But to effectively overhaul the club's culture in the process requires a special mind for the game.
So says Goal.com USA in their analysis of the job Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter has done during the 2013 season. Orchestrating a roster of young emerging talent with established veterans while also bringing in a host of key new players, Porter helped push a team to the largest one-year turnaround in points differential in MLS history. As a result, Goal.com today named Porter their MLS Coach of the Year.