With new head coach, Mike Petke in place, the New York Red Bulls named Robin Fraser as assistant coach. Fraser was previously with Chivas USA as head coach for two seasons compiling a 15-23-21 record. His 2012 season with Chivas USA placed last in the league with just 24 goals.
“Andy and I have consulted extensively over the past few weeks about additions to the staff before I was named head coach and believe Robin would be a great member of our team. I have known and respected Robin for many years and am excited that he decided to join the club,” said Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke. “Robin’s tremendous success as a player in MLS has carried over to his coaching career. We believe that he will be a huge resource for me, our staff and our players as we head into the season.”
Fraser also served as an assistant coach to Jason Kreis at Real Salt Lake and was part of the staff that won MLS Cup in 2009 and helped set a record for the most consecutive home matches without a loss
It will definitely be interesting to see how the Red Bulls 2013 season shapes up with the changes. Robin Fraser made the best of the situation in LA but hopefully working alongside Mike Petke will be a perfect match that will lead to a winning season.