Orlando City Soccer Welcomes New Head Coach Jason Kreis
A HUGE congratulations is in order for Jason Kreis as it has been announced that he is officially the new head coach for the Orlando City Soccer. Former head coach, Adrian Heath was cut earlier this month after the success of Orlando City SC was less than spectacular post Eastern Conference. The question lingers, “Will Kreis lead Orlando City to the top of the charts?” Well, his professional stats prove him as a hell of a player and coach! As a former professional soccer player, Kreis was on the United States national team 14 times. This Major League Soccer super star is a former head coach and player for the Real Salt Lake (RSL) MLS team, as well as, the Dallas Burn. He appeared 305 times and scored 108 goals during his MLS career. He retired as a player in 2007 with RSL, but took over as head coach shortly after.
Orlando City SC President Phil Rawlins Excited For The Change
While coaching RSL he led his team to compete in their first MLS Cup Championship win in 2009. RSL also won the Western Conference in 2013 with Kreis. In addition to his impressive professional soccer streak, he has coaching experience with the US national team and NYCFC. Assistant coach, Bobby Murphy will continue to coach Orlando City Soccer until Kreis takes on his first practice with the team. Murphy will remain coaching with the team after Kreis takes over. Kreis will start working with Orlando City starting July 25th where he will be bringing on Miles Joseph and CJ Brown with him as assistant coaches. These three new coaches worked alongside each other at RSL and NYCFC. Despite the absence of former head coach, Adrian Heath, the positions of the rest of the coaching staff will remain the same.
Orlando City SC President and Founder Phil Rawlins said, “We are very excited that we have got our man. Jason is a progressive thinking and highly ambitious coach, who is very familiar with success in MLS.”