Frank Yallop named Lights FC head coach for remainder of 2020 season

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 19:45:44-04

The Las Vegas Lights FC announced today the hiring of one of the most successful coaches in American soccer with Frank Yallop being named Head Coach for the remainder of the 2020 season.

At Yallop’s choice, he will not be pursuing the permanent position once the season concludes.

Yallop, 56 years old, is one of only four coaches in MLS history to be named Coach of the Year more than once (along with former U.S. World Cup National team coaches Bruce Arena & Bob Bradley).

He also previously served as head coach for Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes and Chicago Fire, as well as United Soccer League’s Phoenix Rising. He most recently served as General Manager at Fresno FC which finished third out of 17 teams in the Western Conference last season.

In addition, Yallop has won two MLS Cup championships in his career.

Lights FC is expected to resume the 2020 United Soccer League season in mid-July. The League is planning to release its revised 2020 match schedule in the coming days.

Further, the League has announced a restructuring of its conference format into regional divisions for the 2020 season with Lights FC paired with Phoenix, San Diego, Orange County & Los Angeles.

Lights FC currently has a 0-0-1 record after playing its season opener on March 7th in a 1-1 draw at San Diego Loyal SC where Las Vegas out shot its opponent by a 21-2 margin.

The search for the Lights FC permanent head coach will be completed after the current season.