The Orlando City Soccer Club has announced the hiring of Jason Kreis as their new head coach, replacing long time coach Adrian Heath.
Kreis has had long time success in the MLS in his coaching career. He took Real Salt Lake to their only MLS championship Cup in 2009 and brought them to the playoffs every year from 2008-2013.
“We are very excited that we have got our man. Jason is a progressive thinking and highly ambitious coach, who is very familiar with success in MLS,” Orlando City SC President and Founder Phil Rawlins said. “Jason’s playing philosophy is the same attack-minded, possession-oriented style of soccer that we have built our Club around. He is a winner who checks all the boxes for us.”
“Jason flew to Portugal and we met for several hours. I feel very strongly that he can bring us to the next level of development as a Club, a higher level,” added Orlando City SC Chairman and Majority Owner Flávio Augusto da Silva. “I completely support the Board’s decision to appoint Jason.”
“I want to place on record how much the Club thanks Bobby Murphy and Anthony Pulis for stepping into head coaching roles over the past two weeks. They have done a great job for us and will be in charge of team affairs again at Columbus on Saturday night,” Rawlins said.