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Jesse Marsch


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Princeton Tigers

159,375 USD (2009)

Playing position

1.80 m

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Date of birth
(1973-11-08) November 8, 1973 (age 42)

Place of birth
Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Current team
New York Red Bulls (manager)

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Jesse Marsch (born November 8, 1973) is an American soccer coach and retired player midfielder, currently serving as head coach of the New York Red Bulls. A fourteen-year veteran of Major League Soccer, Marsch's teams won three league titles and four cup titles. After retiring, he became a coach, serving as an assistant with the U.S. national team before becoming the first head coach of the Montreal Impact upon its entry to MLS.


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Marsch played college soccer at Princeton University, where he was an All-American in 1995, after scoring 16 goals as a midfielder/forward. He was drafted by D.C. United (their assistant coach was his coach at Princeton, Bob Bradley) in the third round of the 1996 MLS College Draft.


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Marsch spent the next two seasons with D.C. United, but only played in 15 games. D.C. assistant coach Bob Bradley, named to lead the expansion Chicago Fire, acquired Marsch soon after the Expansion Draft in exchange for A.J. Wood and a second-round pick in the 1998 College Draft. Marsch immediately became a regular in Chicago and remained a mainstay in their lineup through 2005. He helped the Fire to the 1998 MLS Cup, giving him three league championships in three seasons. While with Chicago, he also won the U.S. Open Cup in 1998, 2000, and 2003. After the 2005 season Marsch was traded to Chivas USA, where Bob Bradley was then managing. At the time, he left the Fire as the club's all-time leader in regular season games played with 200 (he now sits sixth behind C.J. Brown, Logan Pause, Gonzalo Segares, Zach Thornton and Chris Armas.

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Marsch is one of three players to have played in each of the first 14 seasons of Major League Soccer. On February 5, 2010 the American midfielder retired, having played for Chivas USA from 2006–2009.


Marsch received two caps with the United States national team. His first came as a substitute in a scoreless World Cup qualifier tie with Trinidad and Tobago in 2001; the other came in a 2007 victory over China.

Coaching career

Following his retirement on February 5, 2010, Marsch was hired as an assistant to his former college and club coach Bob Bradley with the United States men's national team. Marsch remained with the U.S. program until Bradley's firing in July 2011. On August 10, 2011, Marsch was unveiled as the first head coach of Major League Soccer expansion franchise Montreal Impact, starting play in 2012. The club finished in 12th place with 42 points, matching the standing and points total of 2011 expansion side Portland Timbers. After that one season, Marsch left the club on November 3, 2012. Though team management had been emphatic about their satisfaction with Marsch's work, the differences in coaching philosophies between Marsch and the management of the club led to an "amicable" split.

On January 7, 2015 Marsch was named head coach of New York Red Bulls replacing the most successful coach in team history, Mike Petke In his first season at the helm, Marsch led New York to the MLS Supporters' Shield and a club record 18 league victories and 60 points and was named the MLS Coach of the Year. After a successful start to his career; the Red Bulls extended his contract on June 17, 2016 and offered Marsch a multi-year deal. However the terms and the length of the contract were not disclosed.

In January 2017, Marsch was linked to taking over for Óscar García as the manager of Austrian club FC Red Bull Salzburg, however both New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg denied the reports.

Coaching record

As of September 2, 2017
  • 1.^ Date hired.
  • 2.^ Date fired or indication he is the current head coach.
  • 3.^ Includes league, Canadian Championship, MLS Cup playoffs and CONCACAF Champions League games.
  • 4.^ Hired as the club's first Major League Soccer head coach. Not as the club's head coach in the North American Soccer League.
  • Club

    D.C. United

  • MLS Cup (2): 1996, 1997
  • Supporters' Shield (1): 1997
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (1): 1996
  • Chicago Fire

  • MLS Cup (1): 1998
  • Supporters' Shield (1): 2003
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (3): 1998, 2000, 2003
  • Club

    New York Red Bulls

  • MLS Supporters' Shield (1): 2015
  • Individual

  • MLS Coach of the Year (1): 2015
  • References

    Jesse Marsch Wikipedia