COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sigi Schmid of the Columbus Crew is Major League Soccer's coach of the year.
Schmid earned the most votes in polling of MLS players, general managers, coaches and members of the media. The award was announced Tuesday.
Schmid becomes the second coach in MLS history to win the award more than once. He previously won it in 1999 with the L.A. Galaxy and now joins Bob Bradley (1998, 2006) as a two-time winner. He also becomes the second coach in Crew history to win the award, joining Greg Andrulis (2004).
The 2008 regular season was one of the best in Crew history, as the Black & Gold went 17-7-6.
Schmid notched his 100th career MLS victory on April 26.
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