Sporting Kansas City’s Peter Vermes and Real Salt Lake’s Jason Kreis were both part of the inaugural Major League Soccer season in 1996. They made their debuts only one day apart. Nearly two decades later, they meet in the MLS Cup as coaches — each of them leading teams they used to play for.
|Jason Kreis||Category||Peter Vermes|
|April 14, 1996||MLS debut||April 13, 1996|
|14||National team appearances||67|
|Most Valuable Player (1999)||Player accolades||Defender of year (2000)|
|90-71-57||MLS coaching record||62-46-36|