Chris Armas (left) talking before the Red Bulls’ home opener earlier this month. (Keith Furman/FrontRowSoccer Photo)

Chris Armas isn’t going anywhere, at least not to Real Salt Lake.

The Red Bulls assistant coach has turned down an opportunity to talk to RSL as it tries to find a replacement for fired head coach Jeff Cassar, Kristian Dyer of Metro New York reported Thursday.

Cassar was sacked by the Major League Soccer club Monday, only three games into the Major League Soccer season.

According to Metro New York, a source said that RSL reached out to New York, but Armas said no.

Armas, a former standout with Adelphi University, the Chicago Fire and U.S. national team, is considered to be a future head coach in the league by a number of observers.

Before he became head coach Jesse Marsch’s assistant in 2015, the Long Island product coached the Adelphi women’s team.

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Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at