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Former Orlando City coach Jason Kreis to join Inter Miami CF

Former Orlando City coach Jason Kreis will stay in Florida. 

Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami on Wednesday announced Kreis will join the club’s technical department, though a statement from the club wasn’t specific regarding Kreis’ role with the expansion side other than saying Kreis would report to sporting director Paul McDonough.

“We are excited about the technical staff we are putting together and to be able to add someone of Jason’s quality and experience to the group is invaluable,” McDonough said in a statement. “Our mission as technical staff will be to provide support to our academy and first team coaches.”

McDonough told The Athletic, which first reported the news, that Kreis will not be the head coach of Inter Miami. 

“Right now, Jason will be involved in everything we are doing on the technical side of the club, from scouting players for all levels of the club to training ground construction, and we’ll use his experiences to help us as we continue to grow,” McDonough told The Athletic. 

Kreis most recently was the head coach at Orlando City. He was fired midway through the 2018 season, just two years into a 4.5-year deal with the Lions. Kreis also coached at NYCFC and — most notably — Real Salt Lake, where he won an MLS Cup. 

In an August interview with Pro Soccer USA, Kreis said his oldest son attends the University of Miami. 

Inter Miami’s staff will look familiar to longtime Orlando City supporters. The club recently hired former Orlando City GM Niki Budalić to be its director of soccer operations. McDonough was Orlando City’s general manager through the club’s first season in MLS, though he and Orlando City parted ways in December 2015. Inter Miami hired McDonough from Atlanta Untied, where he was VP of soccer operations. 

Inter Miami is projected to begin play in MLS in 2020. 

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