Real Salt Lake: Who could replace Jason Kreis at the helm?

Published: Thursday, Dec. 12 2013 5:10 p.m. MST

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Former RSL assistant 2007-2010, head coach at Chivas USA (2011), New York Red Bulls assistant (2013)

In January of 2013, the New York Red Bulls named Fraser as their newest assistant coach. The Red Bulls explained at the time that Fraser's success, both as a MLS player and former coach, would be an ongoing resource for the team.

"Robin Fraser is a class act,” Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said in a statement following the hiring, according to MLSSoccer.com. “He will bring an enormous amount of enthusiasm, knowledge and coaching acumen to our club.”

New York ended up winning the 2013 Supporters' Shield, finishing with the best record in MLS.

Frasier was also an assistant to Real Salt Lake from 2007-2010 and a part of the team that brought home the MLS Cup in 2009. He entered the management group when Jason Kreis retired as a player and took over the RSL head coaching position. Fraser was a definite help to Kreis while recruiting and coaching an inexperienced team. He would understand the system, due to his assistance in building the team from the ground up in 2007.

Unfortunately, Fraser was unsuccessful in his first opportunity at the helm of a MLS team as the Chivas USA head coach from 2011-2012. The Chivas were a struggling program at the time, and Fraser could not create any kind of a turnaround during his stint.
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srw
Riverton, UT

"He is looking to have put his stamp on MLS, but his blunt, outspoken personality makes teams weary of hiring him."

Weary?

RSLfanalways
West Valley, UT

My first choice would be Robin, he would keep the status quo. But Eric may be an interesting person to have also. The other two should not be a head coach yet.

If You Believe
Reality, UT

Fairly certain that at the time of the writing of this article, Wynalda had already been eliminated from consideration.

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