The Seattle Sounders made another move in their coaching staff today, signing Ante Razov as assistant to the first team. He will take the position recently vacated by Ezra Hendrickson, now the head coach of Sounders 2.
A 14-year pro, Razov became one of the most prolific scorers in MLS history. His 114 goals stand as the fourth-best total among all MLS veterans. Most prolifically, he spent most of 1998-2004 with the Chicago Fire, where he scored 76 times. He also played for the LA Galaxy, New York MetroStars, Columbus Crew, and Chivas USA. He also spent time with the US Men's National Team, being capped 25 times.
Razov previously played under head coach Sigi Schmid at UCLA.
"I've known Sigi since I was 15 years old, so there's a familiarity there. An opportunity to join a massive club like Seattle is exciting and I can't wait to get to work."
Since retiring in 2009, Razov has led the LA Galaxy U-18s for two years. The move had been expected since early January, when members of the Galaxy U-18s tweeted the news. The 40-year old is expected to primarily work with Sounders forwards and attacking midfielders.