Jason Kreis picked to coach Fort Lauderdale CF in USL League One

Jason Kreis, the current U.S. under-23 national team coach, will be its first head coach of Fort Lauderdale CF, the USL League One expansion club operated by Inter Miami.

Kreis has coached Real Salt Lake, New York City FC, and Orlando City in MLS, becoming the youngest coach in history to win MLS Cup when RSL won the 2009 title. After leaving Orlando City, he was named Inter Miami's senior academy director and two months later the U.S. U-23s' head coach.

Martin Paterson, Chris Barocas and Mateus Manoel will complete the Fort Lauderdale CF coaching staff. Inter Miami’s director of player development, Darren Powell, will serve as Fort Lauderdale CF’s head coach while Kreis is away with the U-23s, who play in Olympic qualifying in late March. Powell previously coached San Antonio FC in the USL Championship.

Fort Lauderdale announced its first 10 players: goalkeepers Dylan Castanheira and Daniel Gagliardi; defenders Ian Fray, Modesto Mendez, Frank Nodarse and Brian Rosales; midfielders Brian Ferri, Rivaldo Ibarra and Eduardo Sosa; and forward Ricky Lopez Espin.

Ferri, who played for the USA at the 2017 U-17 World Cup, joins Fort Lauderdale after being released by German club Greuther Fuerth, where he played for its second team in the fourth tier.
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