Jason Kreis will work in the expansion team’s technical department. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
MIAMI, Fla. – Jason Kreis is back in Major League Soccer.
The first and former head coach of New York City FC has resurfaced with Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami to work in the team’s technical department.
Kreis, who was fired after NYCFC’s debut year in 2015, will report to sporting director Paul McDonough.
“We are excited about the technical staff we are putting together and to be able to add someone of Jason’s quality and experience to the group is invaluable,” McDonough said. “Our mission as technical staff will be to provide support to our academy and first team coaches.”
Kreis also was head coach with Orlando City SC and Real Salt Lake. He was dismissed as Orlando coach last year.
During Kreis’ tenure as head coach, RSL experienced an era of unrivaled success, qualifying for the MLS playoffs for six successive seasons.
In his second season as head coach, the club won the 2009 MLS Cup. The club also appeared as a finalist on numerous occasions, including the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League, 2013 MLS Cup and 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Kreis, the MLS MVP in 1999, scored 108 goals and added 74 assists in MLS over 12 seasons, while earning 14 caps with the U.S. national team.