Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis has signed a contract extension with the club.
Kreis penned a deal that will see him remain at the helm of the Utah club until 2013 ‚Äď the RSL hierarchy hoping he can produce a repeat of the 2009 MLS Cup triumph.
Kreis said it was nice to have some backing from the powers above and was looking forward to leading the club into a successful era.
"When I was hired nearly four years ago, I stated that it was time for action, that I was embracing a complete and utter challenge, undertaking tremendous responsibility,‚ÄĚ said Kreis. ‚ÄúWe have enjoyed some success here now at Real Salt Lake and the entire organization ‚Äď players, coaches, staff, ownership, management and most importantly, the fans ‚Äď believes, as I do, that ‚ÄėThe Team is the Star.‚Äô
"Everyone involved in establishing and raising our expectations continues to work towards earning championships, and no one takes that responsibility lightly. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue in this great endeavor."
RSL founder Dave Checketts added: "As I‚Äôve said many times in the nearly seven years since he became the face of our franchise, Jason continues to fit the profile of every great leader I have worked with throughout my career.
‚ÄúThe vote of confidence that ownership and management give today to Jason speaks for itself. Not only is he one of the best young coaches in MLS, he‚Äôs one of the best period. We are thrilled to have him here for a very long time.‚ÄĚ