Steve Trittschuh returns home to coach Saint Louis FC

Steve Trittschuh, who grew up in nearby Granite City, Illinois and was an All-American at SIU-Edwardsville, is returning home to coach the USL Championship's Saint Louis FC.

The former U.S. World Cup player spent part of five seasons as the head coach of the Colorado Switchbacks before being fired in the middle of the 2019 season. Colorado Springs finished third in the Western Conference in 2015 and 2016 but hasn't made the playoffs since then.

Trittschuh replaces Anthony Pulis, who spent the last two seasons as the Saint Louis FC head coach. He'll join MLS expansion team Inter Miami as an assistant coach.

“Steve is someone we have wanted to bring into the organization for several years and the timing on both sides finally aligned," said STLFC president Patrick Barry. "He is someone who knows our city, being born and raised here, and is excellently qualified to lead Saint Louis FC in the USL Championship. Given the resources of our club, we believe he is the right person to lead this team in 2020 and beyond.”

Trittschuh played for the Colorado Rapids and Tampa Bay Rowdies in MLS after a career that took him to clubs in Czechoslovakia -- where he was the first American to play in the European Cup with Sparta Prague -- and the Netherlands as well as teams indoors and in the ASL. Those indoor teams included the St. Louis Steamers and Ambush.
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