Jesse Marsch has resigned as coach of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls and has been replaced by top assistant Chris Armas.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) – Jesse Marsch has resigned as coach of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls and has been replaced by top assistant Chris Armas, a former U.S. national team defender.
The Red Bulls made the announcement on Friday. Marsch may head to Germany to work for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, which is owned by the same parent company. In making the announcement, the Red Bulls said Marsch was leaving to pursue a new opportunity.
The Red Bulls are second in the Eastern Conference with 10 wins, four losses and two ties, losing just one of their last 10 matches.
Marsch leaves after 3+ seasons in New York as is the winningest coach in franchise history with 58 wins, 35 losses and 25 ties.
The 45-year-old Armas made 66 appearances for the U.S. from 1998-2005. He was set to be on the 2002 World Cup roster before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a pre-tournament exhibition against Uruguay
Patrick Vieira, the coach of the Metropolitan area's other team, New York City FC, quit June 11 to coach Ligue 1's Nice in France and was replaced by of Domenec Torrent.