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Ex-NYCFC manager Jason Kreis has reportedly joined Jurgen Klinsmann's coaching staff for the USMNT's January camp.

By The SI Staff
January 12, 2016

Jason Kreis has joined Jurgen Klinsmann's coaching staff for the U.S. men's national team's January camp, according to ESPNFC's Taylor Twellman

Kreis, who managed Real Salt Lake to the 2009 MLS Cup, was fired after his first and only season with New York City FC. The MLS side replaced him with former France and Arsenal great Patrick Vieira. Kreis, who appeared 14 times for the U.S. as a player, is currently without a job but will be part of Klinsmann's staff for the camp, which runs through the first week of February. Two of his former players are on the USA's roster: Midfielder Mix Diskerud and forward Khiry Shelton.

The U.S. men will conclude their camp by playing against Iceland and Canada in a pair of friendlies at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Klinsmann had to alter his initial roster due to injuries to San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Marc Pelosi and Fatai Alashe, calling on San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham, Stanford fullback Brandon Vincent, D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum and midfielder Perry Kitchen.

The full roster is below:

GOALKEEPERS: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)

DEFENDERS: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Brandon Vincent (unattached)

MIDFIELDERS: Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (unattached), Perry Kitchen (unattached), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart), Jordan Morris (unattached), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

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