Kansas City, Mo. • When given the opportunity to address the notion of a legacy for his team, Jason Kreis has often deferred, keeping the focus on the here and the now. He did so this postseason, as Real Salt Lake trudged through a helter-skelter Leg 1 at the StubHub Center in their series with the L.A. Galaxy searching for answers, and did the same in the days prior to the MLS Cup final.
"I'm not so much interested in legacies and all that kind of stuff," Kreis said Nov. 27. "I think that's for other people, and will probably be interesting one day when I'm walking around with a cane."
Thus, the question was posed to the RSL coach again in the moments after his team lost the cup they had thirsted for since January. Sitting as the lone RSL representative in the news conference answering a slew of inquiries about the penalty-kick shootout that went 20 kicks deep and the future of the club, Kreis found another avenue to explain his stance on the legacy of this group his team that has now reached four major tournament finals in five seasons and emerged victorious in one.