Now that Orlando City's playoff chances are dimmer than ever, and they are highly likely to exit year 3 in MLS with no playoff appearances. The blame seems to be falling square on the shoulders of the manager, Jason Kreis. I don't disagree with this by the way (Kravitz speaking), but it is interesting to look back a year+ ago and see what the national view on Orlando City, and the Kreis hiring was. This snippet gives a good outlook on what people thought at the time, and it's also eerie how accurate it was...
Posted on FoxSports.com on 7/19/16:
Kreis is a good manager. How good depends on what you think of the situation in New York and how much blame he should take in their spotty season, but there’s a reason that so many thought so highly of him just 18 months ago. From that perspective, Orlando’s hire of Kreis is a good move. The Lions undoubtedly got better at manager. But a good hire doesn’t put the Lions on the path to success.
Orlando have a lot of problems. Kreis fixes at least one of them, and maybe several of them. But he doesn’t fix them all and he may not fix enough to even stay with the Lions long-term. After all, this isn’t a club that has been noted for stability and if there’s anything that their first season and a half has taught us about Orlando, it’s that we have no idea what will happen next. Not even Kreis.
Read the full article, here: http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/jason-kreis-is-a-great-hire-for-orlando-city-and-still-not-the-answer-to-their-problems-071916