Former Burnley, Bolton and Wigan boss Owen Coyle will face old friend and former Burnley, Sheffield United, and Coventry manager Adrian Health in the MLS this weekend.
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Coyle is now in charge of Houston Dynamo, while Heath is manager of MLS new boys Orlando City.
“We go back a long time. It’s always nice when you play against friends and people you like,” Coyle told mlssoccer.com.
“When the game’s finished we’ll sit down and have a coke, or he may be having a beer and I’ll be having a juice. For now, the focus is on the game and making sure players are at their best.”
“I’ve got a great rapport [with Adrian] and he’s somebody I’ve got a high opinion of, not just as a football coach but as a man,” Coyle added. “But the important thing and he’ll tell you the same, is that we focus on our team getting to the maximum to win a very tough game.”
Houston beat Colombus 1-0 on the opening weekend, while Kaka’s Orlando drew 1-1 with New York City.