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RSL’s Jason Kreis discusses expansion club’s coaching job

Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis flew to England to meet with Manchester City and New York City FC officials about becoming the expansion club’s new coach, according to a new Sports Illustrated report.

SI.com reported Thursday that Kreis, who is out of contract with RSL at the end of this season, made the trip earlier this month.

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A team spokesman said interest from other clubs is not surprising.

"Why wouldn’t other teams — future and existing — approach us and attempt to emulate what we’ve built? " RSL communications VP Trey Fitzgerald said. "We have an attractive on-field identity, a togetherness off-the-field and a collective ethos that celebrates team above all else."

Kreis has said contract negotiations with RSL are ongoing and his focus is on the team’s chase for a Supporters Shield.

— Aaron Falk

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