ORLANDO, Fla. (June 15, 2018) – Orlando City SC has agreed to part ways with Head Coach Jason Kreis, effective immediately.
Assistant coach Bobby Murphy will lead the team while the Club conducts a comprehensive search for a new Head Coach.
"This is a very difficult decision to take, but sometimes in sports we must make tough decisions with the best future of the organization in mind,” Orlando City SC CEO Alex Leitão said. “I have enormous respect for Jason and the work his team did in Orlando. He arrived in a difficult moment and is leaving with a legacy of respect and professionalism. Now is the time to look forward, keep our heads high and continue pushing toward the many goals we set this season."
Assistant Coaches CJ Brown and Miles Joseph have also left the Club by mutual agreement, effective immediately.
Kreis joined Orlando City halfway through the Club’s second year in Major League Soccer in July 2016. Under his leadership, the Lions built a 21-29-14 MLS record and 1-1-0 in the U.S. Open Cup. The team is currently in the sixth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.