Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Cassar promoted to Real Salt Lake head coach
by Paul Kennedy, December 18th, 2013 5:08PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Long-time assistant coach Jeff Cassar has been named the new Real Salt Lake coach, replacing Jason Kreis, who left to take the head coaching job at expansion team New York City FC. Cassar is just the third coach in RSL  history after John Ellinger and Kreis.

Cassar, 39, has been with RSL since May 2007, when he was hired as an RSL coach working with its goalkeepers. He has been the No. 1 assistant coach since 2011.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Cassar edged out former RSL assistant Robin Fraser for the job.
 
“We’re very excited for Jeff to become the third head coach in Real Salt Lake history,” said Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen. “Jeff’s been a crucial member of the RSL Family since 2007. His terrific leadership abilities, strong character and understanding of our locker room, tactics and overarching club culture will allow us to continue to compete for trophies in 2014 and beyond.”  
 


Cassar, who started in goal for the 1993 Under-20 World Cup team that reached the quarterfinals in Australia, played 11 seasons in goal (1996-2006) for three MLS squads before retiring to become FC Dallas’s goalkeeper coach in January 2007. He made 79 appearances for Dallas (1996-97, 2003-06), Miami (1998-2001) and the MetroStars (2002).

He joined Kreis in RSL when his former Dallas teammate retired and was named the RSL head coach in the middle of the 2007 season. He replaced Fraser as the No. 1 RSL assistant in 2011 when Fraser was named the Chivas USA head coach. Fraser is now an assistant at New York.
 
Cassar, a Michigan native, has served as the U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper coach on two separate occasions under Jurgen Klinsmann since the start of 2012.


1 comment
  1. Peter Skouras
    commented on: December 19, 2013 at 8:52 p.m.
    Who are these people???

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"From what I remember about Concacaf qualifying, it hasn't changed a whole lot in 12 years. ...
MLS Injuries: Atlanta loses Martinez 4-6 weeks    
Josef Martinez, who leads MLS with five goals in his first three games for Atlanta United, ...
Reports: Petke will be introduced as RSL head coach    
Real Salt Lake, which fired Jeff Cassar three games into his fourth season as the MLS ...
Hexagonal Matchday 4: More good results for USA    
The other two results could not have been better for the USA on Matchday 4 of ...
MLS Injuries: Lletget out 4-6 months with foot injury    
LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget went off injured Friday night just a few minutes after scoring ...
USL Moves: Rhinos add three players for season opener    
Rochester, preparing for its USL season opener on Saturday, has announced three player signings. Defenders Raymond ...
Video Pick: Jogo Bonito by Neymar, Coutinho & Marcelo    
In Brazil's 3-0 win, Neymar scored after a solo run that started 75 yards from Paraguay's ...
USA-Panama World Cup Qualifier Player Ratings    
The USA settled for one point, albeit it a valuable one, with a 1-1 tie at ...
USA-Panama: Three takeaways from big road tie    
The USA is back on track for a berth in the World Cup. It still sits ...
What They're Saying: Didier Deschamps    
"If it is verified and it is fair, why not [use VAR]? It changes our soccer ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives