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MLS Cup: Which manager has the edge? Sporting KC's Peter Vermes vs. Real Salt Lake's Jason Kreis

Peter Vermes and Jason Kreis

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Ahead of MLS Cup 2013 on Dec. 7, MLSsoccer.com took a look at how Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake compare as they head into the title match.

For our second-to-last breakdown, we look at the managers. Check out our breakdown below and tell us which team has the edge in the comments section below.

PETER VERMES

 

 

MANAGERS

JASON KREIS

47

AGE

40

Fifth season
(62-46-36)

MLS EXPERIENCE (RECORD)

Seventh season
(90-71-57)

US Open Cup winner in 2012

MANAGERIAL HONORS MLS Cup 2009

4-3-3

PREFERRED FORMATION

4-4-2 diamond

Sporting faced 301 shots, fewest in MLS

OPTA SAYS

RSL led MLS with 12,263 completed passes

Played sweeper, forward, midfield:184 games; 11 goals, 17 assists

MLS PLAYING CAREER

Played forward: 305 games; 108 goals, 74 assists
MLS Best XI (2000), Defender of the Year (2000)

INDIVIDUAL HONORS

MLS Best XI (1999), MLS MVP (1999)
67 US caps, including 1990 World Cup; 11 goals

INT'L PLAYING CAREER

14 US caps, 1 goal
"Sporting Fit"

CLUB MOTTO

"The Team is the Star"
Kerry Zavagnin

TOP ASSISTANT

Jeff Cassar
1-1 (Won, 2000; Lost, 2004)

CLUB'S RECORD IN MLS CUP

1-0 (Won, 2009)