Chris Armas is reportedly on his way back to Major League Soccer.
The Colorado Rapids are set to hire Armas as their new head coach, The Athletic and The Denver Post both reported Thursday. Armas edged out Rapids interim head coach Chris Little and Charlotte FC assistant Pa-Modou Kah, according to the reports.
The 51-year-old previously was head coach of the New York Red Bulls and most recently Toronto FC. He was with TFC in 2021, but was relieved of his duties after only 11 matches in charge.
Armas spent two years with the Red Bulls, posting a 33-27-11 record across all competitions and winning the 2018 Supporters’ Shield. He also served as an assistant coach with Manchester United during the 2021-22 English Premier League season and with Leeds United under Jesse Marsch in 2023.
A 12-year pro, Armas spent 10 of his 12 seasons with the Chicago Fire as a player and two with the LA Galaxy. He won four U.S. Open Cups as a player with the Fire, as well as the 1998 MLS Cup and 2003 Supporters’ Shield.
After originally making eight appearances for the Puerto Rico national team, Armas switched his international allegiance to the United States in 1998. He earned 66 caps with the USMNT, winning two CONCACAF Gold Cups in 2002 and 2005 respectively.
Colorado parted ways with former head coach Robin Fraser in September and ultimately finished last in the Western Conference.
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Author : Larry Henry Jr
Publish date : 2023-11-17 01:28:54
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