Assistant Coach: Matt Reis
Matt Reis is in his first season as Assistant Coach for Columbus Crew SC, having joined the Club on January of this year. A former professional player, Reis has served as a goalkeeper coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team as well as for the LA Galaxy.
Prior to joining Crew SC, Reis spent the last two years as a Goalkeeper Coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team, working first under Bruce Arena and later under Dave Sarachan. He also served in the same role at the LA Galaxy from 2014-2016 that featured a 2014 MLS Cup title.
Before becoming a coach, Reis had 16-year career as a professional goalkeeper in MLS. He spent five seasons with the Galaxy (1998-2002), where he won the CONCACAF Champions Cup (2000), MLS Cup (2002), two Supporters’ Shields (1998, 2002) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2001). Reis then played 11 seasons for the New England Revolution (2003-2013), winning one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2007) and the North American SuperLiga (2008). Notably, Reis’ 293 regular-season appearances rank fifth all-time among MLS goalkeepers.
At the international level, Reis earned two caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team and was a member of the squad that won the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup. During his collegiate career, Reis played for UCLA 1994-1997, helping the Bruins win the 1997 College Cup. For his performance in the tournament, Reis won the Defensive Most Valuable Player award.
Reis was named the MLS Humanitarian of the Year in 2013 for helping save his father-in-law’s life after the latter sustained an injury during the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.