Ante Razov was announced as a Sounders FC Assistant Coach on January 22, 2015. Razov, who wrapped up a 14-year professional career with Chivas USA in 2009, is part of Sigi Schmid’s First Team staff.
Razov made 262 club appearances in his prolific professional career. From 1996-2009, he had stints with the LA Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, MetroStars and Chivas USA. He also spent the 2000-2001 season with Racing Ferrol in Spain. Razov is fourth all-time in MLS history with 114 career goals, while he has the most career shots (926) and shots on goal (441) in league history. He ranks 18th all-time with 66 assists. Razov was named to the MLS Best XI in 2003 and won the 1998 MLS Cup with Chicago.
As a member of the United States Men’s National Team, the Whittier, California native earned 25 caps and scored six goals, including one in the 2002 Gold Cup against El Salvador en route to the tournament victory. Prior to Stanford student and Sounders FC Academy product Jordan Morris making a National Team appearance in November 2014, Razov was the last college student to earn a cap with the senior U.S. Men’s National Team.
A third round selection in the 1996 MLS College Draft by the LA Galaxy, Razov played under Sigi Schmid at UCLA for four seasons. He finished his career with 40 goals and 29 assists with the Bruins, leading the team in scoring twice.
Prior to joining Seattle in 2015, Razov spent over two seasons coaching in the LA Galaxy Academy.
Razov’s mother, Angela, and Father, Mile, are from Croatia. He has said that his favorite soccer memories are winning the double with Chicago in 1998 and playing for the U.S. in Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.