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NEW YORK (AP) The Red Bulls' Jesse Marsch has been voted Major League Soccer's Coach of the Year, the first to earn the honor in the two-decade history of the New York team.
The Red Bulls went a league-best 18-10-6 in Marsch's first season after replacing Mike Petke, winning 14 of their last 20 games with one tie. They trail Columbus 2-0 going into Sunday's second leg of their Eastern Conference final.
MLS said Tuesday that from combined team, media and player votes, Marsch received a weighted total of 152 out of a possible 300.