Real Salt Lake promotes Cassar to head coach
Real Salt Lake has promoted assistant coach Jeff Cassar to
replace Jason Kreis, who stepped down to become coach of the
expansion New York City FC.
Cassar, 39, has been with Real Salt Lake since 2007 and was
promoted to first assistant in 2011. He will be introduced in a
news conference on Thursday.
As goalkeeper coach, Cassar has tutored Nick Rimando, an MLS
All-Star in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and a frequent call-up to the U.S.
men’s national team. Real Salt Lake allowed just 20 goals in 30
regular-season games in 2010.
Since 2012, he has served twice as goalkeeper coach for the
national team under Jurgen Klinsmann.
Kreis left RSL just days after the team fell in the MLS Cup
championship, losing to Sporting Kansas City on penalty kicks after
a 1-1 tie.