Former Real Salt Lake and NYCFC manager Jason Kreis has been named as Orlando City Soccer Club's new head coach. Kreis will fill the vacancy left after the termination of Adrian Heath earlier this month. His appointment will be officially announced on Wednesday. Jason Kreis has been out of management since his termination from New York City Football Club in November of 2015. Since then Kreis has been serving as an assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann for the United States Men's National Team.
Kreis' management career began with Real Salt Lake where he was in charge of the team between 2007 and 2013. During his tenure, he led the Western Conference team to the post season in each season from 2008 to 2013. His Real Salt Lake side lifted the MLS Cup in 2009. Kreis led RSL to another MLS cup final appearance in his last season with the club, losing to Sporting Kansas City on penalties.
Following the 2013 season, Kreis declined to extend his contract with Real Salt Lake and instead accepted a position with expansion side New York City FC. NYCFC's inaugural season was a disappointment, as the club finished with a 10-17-7 record, and culminated in Kreis and NYCFC parting ways.
Kreis' has 112 wins in his Major League Soccer management career.
Orlando City currently lies in 8th place in the Eastern Conference, and return to MLS action on July 23rd when they travel to the Columbus Crew.