By MATT STYPULKOSKI
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.
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