Kreis to instruct US U-23 team, tasked with achieving Olympics

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CHICAGO — Former Major League Soccer teach Jason Kreis has been employed to run the U.S. Under-23 crew and tasked with the venture of reaching subsequent year’s Olympic match after the Americans didn’t qualify for the London and Rio de Janeiro Games.

He will coach the crew for the first time in exhibitions on Friday against Egypt and Sunday versus the Netherlands, each in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain.

The forty-six-year-old is a former U.S. Country extensive crew participant, like new senior countrywide team coach Gregg Berhalter. Kreis enjoyed fulfillment as the train of Real Salt Lake from 2007-13, triumphing the 2009 MLS Cup title and accomplishing the finals of the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League and 2013 MLS Cup. He had much less successful tenures with New York City from 2014-15 and Orlando from 2016-18.

Kreis made 14 appearances for the U.S. From 1996-2000 and became employed by way of U.S. Country great team general manager Earnie Stewart, his former American teammate. Kreis changed into used in January for an unspecified position on the technical group of workers of David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS group, which starts offevolved play in 2020, and Kreis will maintain in that role.

His agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation, introduced Tuesday, runs through the 2020 Olympics.

The U.S. Didn’t qualify for 2012 underneath Caleb Porter, and for 2016 below Andreas Herzog, the top assistant to then-countrywide crew teach Jurgen Klinsmann. The below-23 team has no longer played because March 2016, when it lost a playoff to Colombia for a berth in the Olympics.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Germany), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose),

Defenders: Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea, England), Marco Farfan (Portland), Jack Maher (Indiana), Matthew

Olosunde (Manchester United, England), Donovan Pines (D.C. United), Lucas Pos (Lausanne, Switzerland), Antonee Robinson (Wigan, England), Miles Robinson (Atlanta)

Midfielders: Derrick Jones (Philadelphia), Cameron Lindley (Orlando), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago), Keaton Parks (New York City), Eryk Williamson (Portland), Jackson Yueill (San Jose)

Forwards: Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland), Josh Perez (LAFC), Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro, Denmark), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Germany), Tim Weah (Celtic, Scotland), Haji Wright (Schalke, Germany)

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