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Orlando City hires Mandeville alum Jason Kreis

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Jason Kreis is back in Major League Soccer.

Less than a year after parting ways with New York City FC, the Mandeville High alum was hired as Orlando City SC's second-ever head coach.

“We are very excited that we have got our man," Orlando City SC president and founder Phil Rawlins said. "Jason is a progressive thinking and highly ambitious coach, who is very familiar with success in MLS.” 

Despite failing to lead NYCFC into the playoffs during their own expansion campaign last year, Kreis has a decorated coaching career in MLS. Before becoming New York's first ever manager, he compiled a 111-87-69 record in all competitions in seven seasons with Real Salt Lake while leading the club to two MLS Cup appearances, including a championship in 2009, and the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League final appearance.

He also has coaching experience on the US national team, joining Jurgen Klinsmann's staff for a camp earlier this year.

As a player, Kreis made 14 United States national team appearances and scored 108 MLS goals in 305 appearances with the Dallas Burn and Real Salt Lake.

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