Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis has played down rumours linking him with New York City FC.

Kreis has been linked with the new franchise, co-owned by Manchester City and the New York Yankees.

"I want to be clear here and say: Nothing from me has changed," Kreis told reporters. "As I said two weeks ago, my focus is completely on the team. I focus on doing everything I can to prepare the team to win an Open Cup, to challenge for a Supporters' Shield and hopefully get ourselves in a position to win an MLS Cup.

"And just because somebody comes out with an article yesterday, it doesn't change my position. That is exactly where I have been and that's where I will continue to be through the end of the season."