San Jose Earthquakes’ head coach Frank Yallop was named MLS Coach of the Year on Tuesday morning, receiving 74 percent of the club votes, 63 percent of the media votes, and 58 percent of the player votes. He tallied 196.03 points, while his next closest competitor, Peter Vermes of Sporting Kansas City received 27.40 points.
Under Yallop, the Earthquakes won the Supporters’ Shield with the most points in the league (66) and a 19-6-9 record. He turned the tables this year, leading a team that was 14th place last season to first place in 2012.
Wondo, Bernardez named to MLS Best XI
Also, striker Chris Wondolowski and defender Victor Bernardez were named to the MLS Best XI.
Wondolowski tied the MLS single-second record with 27 goals and had another sensational year. His 11 game winners in 2012 is a league record. “Wondo” should be named MVP in a landslide.
In his first season, Bernardez has already placed his imprint in the league, leading the Quakes’ stellar defense to their seven shutouts this season. He added two goals and one assist as well.