Jason Kreis is looking for a job again. (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jason Kreis has become an answer to a Major League Soccer trivia question:
Who was fired as head coach of both 2015 expansion teams?
After New York City FC’s inaugural season, Kreis was given the pink slip.
On Friday, he was bounced by Orlando City SC.
The Lions are coming off a pair of three goal losses in Canada — 5-2 at Vancouver June 9 and 3-0 at Montreal June 13.
Orlando City is in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-8-1 record and 19 points.
Assistant coach Bobby Murphy will direct the team while the club conducts a search for a new head coach.
“This is a very difficult decision to take, but sometimes in sports we must make tough decisions with the best future of the organization in mind,” Orlando City SC CEO Alex Leitão said. “I have enormous respect for Jason and the work his team did in Orlando. He arrived in a difficult moment and is leaving with a legacy of respect and professionalism. Now is the time to look forward, keep our heads high and continue pushing toward the many goals we set this season.”
Assistant Coaches CJ Brown and Miles Joseph, a former have also left the Club by mutual agreement, effective immediately.
Kreis joined Orlando City halfway through the Club’s second year in Major League Soccer in July 2016. Under his leadership, the Lions built a 21-29-14 MLS record and 1-1-0 in the U.S. Open Cup. The team is currently in the sixth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.