The last remaining head coaching vacancy in Major League Soccer sits in Colorado, where the Rapids are expected to make a decision on their replacement for Gary Smith this week.
Four candidates have emerged as Colorado's leading contenders. Denis Hamlett, Oscar Pareja, Tom Soehn and Richie Williams are the four men sources have told SBi are the finalists for the job. There were rumors of former Portland assistant Trevor James being in the mix, but sources have told SBI that James is not a candidate.
Four coaches, two with head coaching experience (three if you count Williams' two stints as interim head coach in New York), and Pareja, a highly-regarded assistant who some think just might be the surprise favorite for the job.
While we wait for word on just who Colorado will settle on, here's a question for SBI readers. Who should the Rapids hire? Should it be Hamlett, an original Colorado Rapids player who did well in his time as Fire head coach, or should it be Williams, who was widely-regarded as one of the best assistant coaches in MLS before being abruptly fired by the Red Bulls a year ago? Will former D.C. United and Vancouver head coach Soehn get a team to run, or will Pareja be picked?
Who would you pick? Cast your vote after the jump:
Who did you vote for and why? Think Hamlett deserves the nod, or would you like to see Williams have a chance to run his own team?
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