Jesse Marsch

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Jesse Marsch
Personal information
Full name Jesse Marsch
Date of birth (1973-11-08) November 8, 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls (manager)
Youth career
1992–1995 Princeton Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 D.C. United 15 (4)
1998–2005 Chicago Fire 200 (19)
2006–2009 Chivas USA 106 (8)
Total 321 (31)
National team
2001–2007 United States 2 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2011 United States (assistant)
2012 Montreal Impact
2015– New York Red Bulls

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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 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.



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.


Marsch spent the next two seasons with DC, but only played in 15 games. DC 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 US 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.

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.[1]


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;[2] the other came in a 2007 victory over China.[3]


Following his retirement on February 5, 2010, Marsch was hired as an assistant coach with the United States men's national soccer team.[4] On August 10, 2011, Marsch was unveiled as the first head coach of Major League Soccer expansion franchise Montreal Impact, starting play in 2012.[5] 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.[6]

On January 7, 2015 Marsch was named head coach of New York Red Bulls replacing the most successful coach in team history, Mike Petke[7][8] In his first season at the helm, Marsch led New York to the MLS Supporters' Shield[9] and a club record 18 league victories and 60 points and was named the MLS Coach of the Year. [10] 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.[11]

Coaching record[edit]

As of 13 August 2016
Team From1 To2 Record3
G W L T Win %
Montreal Impact [12] August 10, 20114 November 3, 2012[6] 34 12 16 6 35.29
New York Red Bulls [13] January 7, 2015 Present 69 35 22 12 50.72
Total 103 47 38 18 45.63




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