Kreis spent seven years as coach of Real Salt Lake ahead of joining the new franchise.
"When I was still playing, I did quite a few funny things before matches," he said. "But one of the funny things I started to do toward the end of my career was visualize words before games. And the word that sticks out in my mind, that I started to do over and over and over and over again was 'opportunity.'
"The choice to come here at some point became not just a no-brainer, but an opportunity I could not let slip away."
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