Report: NYC FC Targeting Jason Kreis For Their First Coach

Report: NYC FC Targeting Jason Kreis For Their First Coach

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 19, 2013
  • Jason Kreis, New York City FC

Could the hope of New York City FC be in Jason Kreis’ hands?

That’s their plan, according to a report posted on on Thursday afternoon.

Kreis, who has been at the helm of Real Salt Lake since 2007 is in the last year of his contract with the club and has yet to renew the deal.

According to the report, NYCFC extended an offer to Kreis earlier this week and received permission from RSL to speak to the coach, who flew to England earlier this month to speak to NYCFC and Manchester City leadership.

“We are aware of inquiries made as to the future availability of head coach Jason Kreis,” an RSL spokesman told “He is obviously an attractive candidate. Our ongoing conversations with him regarding his long-term future continue to be positive and productive.”

Kreis has made a name for himself quickly as a coach in MLS, winning a MLS Cup in 2009 and getting RSL to the CONCACAF Champions League finals in 2010-11.

New York City FC was announced this summer as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise, has already named Claudio Reyna as director of football operations and former Rutgers University athletic director Tim Pernetti as chief business officer. NYCFC, jointly owned by Manchester City and Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, has yet to name a home stadium for its first season in 2015.