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Matt Reis joins the Columbus Crew coaching staff

Matt Reis is back in MLS.

Toronto FC v New England Revolution Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images

Matt Reis has returned to Major League Soccer as he’s been named to the Columbus Crew coaching staff.

Reis, 43, was a member of the New England Revolution from 2003-2013. The netminder was a stud between the sticks, collecting 93 wins and 66 shutouts in 253 starts. He was a four-time MLS All Star and made two appearances for the U.S. National Team.

After retiring, Reis switched coasts to join Bruce Arena’s coaching staff at the L.A. Galaxy. The move was a homecoming of sorts, as Reis played for UCLA and the Galaxy during the early part of his career.

When Arena became the head coach of the USMNT in 2017, Reis went with him. Reis retained the position up until the appointment of Gregg Berhalter.

Reis will now be part of Caleb Porter’s staff, along with Mike Matkovich and Pablo Moreira.

Club president Tim Bezbatchenko commented, “I also want to welcome Mike, Matt and Pablo to the Club. The quality of the coaches we have brought on reflects a continued commitment and investment from the Edwards and Haslam Families to build a high-caliber organization and we’re thrilled to see the staff come together under Caleb as the team gets its preseason camp started in California.”