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Report: Former Head Coach Chris Armas Interviews for Toronto FC Job

(photo by Matt Kremkau)

Former New York Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas is linked with the vacant position with Toronto FC according to MLS Soccer's website. Both teams parted with their head coaches at different points this year with New York already having a replacement start during the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Armas assisted in guiding the Red Bulls to one of the most successful campaigns in league history in 2018. The Bronx-native won the Supporters Shield but failed to continue New York's momentum as they were eliminated from both the 2018 and 2019 playoffs. Armas' time with New York came to an end after a rocky start to the 2020 season which saw the club exit the MLS is Back tournament in the group stage.

Toronto FC would be a significant change for Armas. The former MLS Cup champions are known for their high spending and even higher profile talent. The team currently has the league MVP in Alejandro Pozuelo as well as American national team stars Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley. Armas would have a significant amount to work with, including a front office that shows a willingness to spend heavily.

Whether the two sides come to an agreement remains to be seen. Armas has been interviewed but several other candidates have also been discussed. Potential coaches include former NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira. 


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