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By DAN KARELL
Caleb Porter’s 2013 season may be over but he’s still walking away with a small piece of silverware.
The Portland Timbers’ first-year head coach instilled a new system and belief in the club as they made a 23-point turnaround from last season. Porter’s impressive job, leading the team to a 14-5-15 record this season and a berth in the MLS Cup semifinals has earned him MLS Coach of the Year honors.
Porter earned a weighted total of 126.28 after combining the media, club, and player votes together. The Indiana University alum and former Akron University head coach beat out New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke, Real Salt Lake’s Jason Kreis, and the Colorado Rapids’ Oscar Pareja for this season’s honors.
What do you think of this selection? Think Porter was the best coach this season? Do you feel that Petke should have won the award? Who else stood out to you on the sidelines this year?
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