May 25th, 2024

A look at the career of newly appointed Canadian men’s soccer coach Jesse Marsch


By The Canadian Press on May 13, 2024.

A look at Jesse Marsch, the new head coach of the Canadian men’s soccer team:

– Marsch grew up in Racine, Wis. His father worked on a production line, making parts for tractors.

– Soccer took him to Princeton, where he played under Bob Bradley. Their paths would cross again during Marsch’s playing and coaching career.

– Marsch, a U.S. international, played 14 seasons with D.C. United, Chicago Fire and Chivas USA.

– Marsch coached the Montreal Impact, now CF Montreal, to a 12-16-6 record in 2012 but left by mutual agreement after the expansion club’s inaugural season.

– He took over the New York Red Bulls in 2015 and was named coach of the year after leading the club to the MLS Supporters’ Shield.

– In 2018, he moved in the Red Bull soccer family, joining RB Leipzig in Germany’s Bundesliga as assistant manager to Ralph Rangnick. After the 2018-19 season, he became manager of FC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Bundesliga, leading the club to a league and cup double in both of his seasons in charge. Marsch rejoined RB Leipzig in 2021, this time as manager.

– Marsch took over England’s Leeds United in February 2022. He was fired a year later.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2024.

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