Update #2: Jason Kreis took to Twitter to respond to the claims, and while not denying anything, did have some qualms with the timing.
One would think that during MLS Cup week, there would be a fair amount of actual stories to report, @BrianStraus...— Jason Kreis (@JasonKreis) December 2, 2013
As I said and meant in September, focus needs to be on the team and the job at hand! Decision will come after our final game of 2013!— Jason Kreis (@JasonKreis) December 2, 2013
Update: Jason Kreis responded to reporters about the topic today at training. From Salt Lake Tribune reporter Chris Kamrani and ESPN 700 maven Bill Riley:
Jason Kreis on http://t.co/WkAgncRaJc report: "I have no response; it's the same response I've had the last eight weeks, at least."— Chris Kamrani (@chriskamrani) December 2, 2013
Kreis: "My focus is on this team, it will continue to be on this team and on this club ..."— Chris Kamrani (@chriskamrani) December 2, 2013
Kreis: "I'm doing everything that I can in the next five days. After that, I'll go into hiding for three days and try and make a decision."— Chris Kamrani (@chriskamrani) December 2, 2013
— Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) December 2, 2013
Source: Kreis "almost 100%" to NYCFC, Bob Bradley "seriously considering" Vancouver Whitecaps. (My hunch: BB's 1st choice remains Europe.)
Who exactly this source is remains completely undisclosed by Straus, and while he's proven a fantastic journalist, the anonymity of a source does lend cause to take this one with a rather significant grain of salt.
Straus did indicate that the source says there's a chance Kreis could stay, in part because it would require he forgoes coaching for a year, as he'd need to build a team.
Kreis today came in third in 2013 MLS Coach of the Year voting, behind Portland Timbers' Caleb Porter (who won) and NYRB's Mike Petke. While Petke's New York had the beating of RSL in July via two late goals, Porter's Portland failed to beat RSL six times through the season.
File this one under: "Ugh, not again."