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Jurgen Klinsmann adds Jason Kreis to USMNT staff for January camp

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Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The United States will have Jason Kreis on their coaching staff for January camp. Jurgen Klinsmann has added the former Real Salt Lake and New York City FC manager as a coach for the training camp, according to Taylor Twellman.

Kreis has free time, having been fired by NYCFC after last season. He is currently unemployed, but is a very well-regarded coach in the U.S. He led RSL to an MLS Cup, as well as another MLS Cup final, all while establishing the club as one of the best in the league during his seven years in charge. His time at NYCFC didn't go as well, but they were an expansion team with a poorly constructed roster and there was considerable input from City Football Group, whose knowledge of MLS leaves a lot to be desired.

Adding a smart soccer mind and proven quality coach, if only for one training camp, is only a positive. Klinsmann has done this before, inviting coaches to join the staff for a short period, with Kreis simply being the latest. But Kreis might be the best one yet and it wouldn't be a shock if he joins the U.S. staff with some regularity going forward, at least until he gets a job elsewhere. Seeing as Kreis has been tabbed by many as a future manager of the U.S., and for good reason, having him around and involved in the program will be a nice sight.