Thursday, January 9, 2014

Geezer of the day: MLS vet Jason Kreis

The NYCFC boss will be introduced Friday morning

Ahead of a presser tomorrow morning before the New York contingent of footy journos to introduce him as the city's new team's manager, we pay tribute to one of the most underrated attacking midfielders in MLS history.

Kreis formerly played with the then-Dallas Burn as well as Real Salt Lake where he eventually became coach to guide that side to lift several trophies, including MLS Cup in 2009.

But after six years with the Utah squad and following its MLS Cup final loss to Sporting Kansas City last month, Kreis now moves on to the next chapter in his life as well as the league's.

New York City FC, being backed by Manchester City and the New York Yankees, will begin play in 2015 at a venue still to be determined as MLS continues to expand. It made sense that the quiet and polite but steel-charactered Kreis take the reins at a club that is looking to make a big splash worldwide.