Chris Armas - Manager ProfileFull Name: Chris Armas
Born: August 27th, 1972 (New York, NY, USA)
|Most Appearances||Top Scorers|
Michael Bradley - 15
2. Auro - 14
3. Richie Laryea - 14
4. Alex Bono - 13
5. Patrick Mullins - 13
6. Mark Delgado - 13
7. Omar Gonzalez - 13
8. Ayo Akinola - 12
9. Jacob Shaffelburg - 12
10. Ralph Priso - 10
Jonathan Osorio - 4
2. Ayo Akinola - 3
3. Jozy Altidore - 1
4. Michael Bradley - 1
5. Mark Delgado - 1
6. Richie Laryea - 1
7. Justin Morrow - 1
8. Patrick Mullins - 1
9. Noble Okello - 1
10. Jacob Shaffelburg - 1
|First Match In Charge:||Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 vs. Club León (1-1)|
|Last Match In Charge:||Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 vs. D.C. United (1-7)|
|Total Players Used:||30 (31 including unused subs)|
|May 12th, 2021||2 - 0 vs. Columbus Crew, MLS|
|Jul 3rd, 2021||1 - 7 vs. D.C. United, MLS|
As a player, midfielder Chris Armas was a first round draft pick for LA Galaxy in 1996 and played 50 games for them. He was acquired by Chicago in their inauguural season in 1998 and played over 200 times for them before retiring in 2007. Over the course of his career he was an MLS Cup winner (1998), Supporters Shield (2003), 4 time US Open Cup winner, named to MLS Best XI 5 times and to the All Star team 6 times. He also amassed 66 caps for the USA national team and was a GOLD Cup winner in 2002 and 2005.
Unfortunately, TFC employed him as a coach rather than a player and his credentials there were less than inspiring.
His coaching career started as an assistant in 2008 with Chicago. He then moved to Adelphi University as the coach of their women's soccer program between 2011 and 2015 before moving to the Red Bulls as an assistant. When Jesse Marsch moved from RBNY to RB Leipzig midway through the 2018 season, Armas got the top job and steered the club to the supporters shield before getting bounced by Atlanta in the playoffs. In 2019 he had the Red Bulls sixth in the conference and eliminated in the playoffs by Philly. In 2020 they did not make it out of the MLS is BACK group stages in Florida. Armas was relived of duty on September 4th 2020.
His record at TFC will (hopefully) never be beaten. 2 wins in 15 (1 MLS, 1 CONCACAF), a record 7-1 defeat to DC United, alienation of the supporters, and freezing out of club legend Jozy Altidore. When he was fired on the 4th July 2021, TFC president Bill Manning noted he was classy on the way in and classy on the way out ... He may well be classy, and a good guy ... just not the right fit for TFC!