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Chris Armas named Red Bulls assistant coach




Jesse Marsch has chosen a familiar face to aide him in coaching the New York Red Bulls.

The Red Bulls announced Thursday that Chris Armas has been added to the team’s coaching staff. Armas, who played alongside Marsch with the Chicago Fire beginning in 1998.

Armas, a six-time All-Star, played in 264 games over a 12-year career in MLS. During that time, he won four U.S. Open Cup trophies, a Supporters’ Shield and the 1998 MLS Cup.

“Chris knows what it takes to win in this league,” Red Bulls Sporting Director Ali Curtis said in a statement. “But more importantly, he understands how to take everything he’s learned in his career and transfer that knowledge to develop players and maximize their potential. We believe he’ll fit well with our group given his acumen, experience and work ethic. We are elated that we are able to strengthen the club with the addition of Chris.”

Armas spent one year as an assistant with the Fire after retiring as a player in 2007. Most recently, he was the head coach of the Adelphi University women’s soccer team.

What do you think of the hire? What do you think of the Red Bulls coaching staff as it stands?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. So much hating on the redbulls recently, even from the supporter groups. The squad looks pretty decent, and although it sucked to see Petke go, it is a business and that kinda stuff happens. I hope RBNY make it far this year to shut up all the couch critics.

  2. Caption This:

    “and that’s when I said to John ‘I only wish she had a sister, because to find a girl like her…you’re the luckiest man in the world. To the bride and groom! “

  3. Mediocre ( at best)

    I totally agree with you Expansion Geek. The RB are at best a very mediocre team this year. A mediocre coach, a clueless idiot ( ali) and a front office with no vision (ONLY a year contract.. seriously..?) . The team has some talent scattered about., with a decent midfield and possible goal scorers here and there. However, The D is all new, the cohesion is mising and when the going gets rough( and it will) this team will fold like a deck of cards.
    Soccer Blood

    • Right. Because guys with lots of winning experience in the league can’t possibly have anything to offer. Bruce Arena, for one, might disagree.

  4. More fuel to fire, this team reminds me of a team that has lost it. It’s like breaking up with your pretty girlfriend just for the fun and start dating girls with no credentials or sexiness.
    But red bull are lucky, they play in the east which sucks and can make the playoffs but definitely won’t win MLS cup.
    Can’t wait for that red bull vs nycfc and red bull vs cosmos.

    • All I can say is never say never! Anything can happen and I have watched all 3 pre-season games and the Bulls look pretty good w/o Titi, Olave, et al. They certainly look better than NYCFC so far.


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