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Top Facts about Jesse Marsch, MLS Coach of the Year 2015

Born on 8 November 1973, Jesse Marsch is a former professional footballer who got retired in 2009 and only a year later, he officially started his coaching career. Read on to learn some of the top facts about Jesse Marsch.

Although Jesse Marsch announced his retirement in 2009, it took him nearly a year to return to the field but this time as a manager.

Jesse Marsch is also a UEFA certified coach. In point of fact, through the Scottish FA, Jesse processed the UEFA coaching course in two different places, the first one at the University of Stirling and the other one at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

On the subject of coaching, he has some noble ideas:

"I think building a team consists of the soccer elements: the tactics, the passing and the technique, but that's only half of it. The other half is creating a mentality, environment and identity of who we are, how we work and how we interact with each other.

I think I actually spend more time on that side of things than I do on the tactics. That's what I enjoy about being a coach: being a leader and being a mentor, helping everyone understand how to commit to this at the highest level."

The followings are top facts about Jesse Marsch:

What you might have never heard about Jesse Marsch is the fact that he used to be a massive


fan when he was still a teenager. He actually introduced John Barnes and Peter Beardsley as his main inspirations who helped him fall in love with football.

Jesse Marsch’s Biography

Jesse Marsch was born on 8 November 1973. He was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, United States.

He grew up in a house with three siblings, one of whom is called Sara Marsch but the name of the rest of them as well as their mother, has never been mentioned anywhere. However, Jesse’s father is reportedly named Larry Marsch.

An interesting

fact about Jesse Marsch

is that back in childhood days, unlike so many other footballers he never really dreamed of becoming a superstar in the world of football. In actuality, football wasn’t his first choice career or a dream job.

As a matter of fact, he didn’t realize he was interested in football until he turned fifteen years old. Apparently, one day Jesse along with his friends went on a tour to United Kingdom. They were headed to Anfield stadium to watch Liverpool’s match.

Jesse Marsch says watching John Barnes and Peter Beardsley playing vigorously on the field, inspired him and sparkled a light of passion within him. Therefore, it is considered to be the origin and the start of his enthusiasm for football.

Before playing at senior level, Jesse Marsch used to play college soccer for Princeton Tigers from 1992 up until 1995.

Princeton Tigers is a private university based in Princeton, New Jersey. Throughout his entire time in the team, Marsch scored 16 goals both as a forward and a midfielder.

Jesse Marsch’s Professional Career

A year after coming out of Princeton Tigers’s youth system, Jesse Marsch began his professional career at senior level in 1996 by moving to Washington D.C. where he had the opportunity to play in the American football club,

D.C. United


Jesse Marsch was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1996 MLS College Draft. He remained in the club for two seasons on the whole, making 15 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

In 1998, Jesse Marsch joined

Chicago Fire

for which he kept playing until 2005. He appeared 200 times for this football club and scored 19 goals.

In 2005, Jesse Marsch managed to find and secure his spot on the first-team in Chicago Fire and made loads of contributions such as three league championships in three different rounds of MLS Cup (Major League Soccer) all in a row.

Marsch also won three U.S. Open Cup while playing for Chicago Fire, once in 1998, the second one in 2000 and the last one in 2003.

At last, in 2006 after making 200 appearances and scoring 19 goals, Jesse Marsch joined Chivas USA. One of Marsch’s honor is that he is one of the first footballers who has played in all the first 14 seasons of MLS.


fact about Jesse Marsch

is that he officially announced his desicion of getting retired from playing football and begin his career as a manager on 5 February 2010.

But unfortunately,

Jesse Marsch's international career

didn’t last that long. On the whole, this American footballer received only two caps.

The first one appeared to be a match between United States and

Trinidad and Tobago

where he came as a substitute to play in the 2001

World Cup


However, the second and also the last one occurred 6 years later in 2007 playing in a friendly match over China.

Jesse Marsch’s Managerial Career

Right after retiring from playing football, Jesse Marsch started his managerial career with United States’ national team as an assistant to his former coach, Bob Bradley.

However, as Bob Bradley got sacked in July 2011 and therefore, an opportunity was created for Marsch to become the head coach in the national team.

But only a month later, Marsch was introduced as the head coach of the Canadian football club,

Montreal Impact

. Nonetheless, Marsch’s career in the new club started in 2012 and didn’t last for so long as he left the club in November 2012 after making lots of contributions.

Jesse Marsch was appointed head coach of

New York Red Bulls

in January 2015. In actuality, the start of his career in this football club was surprisingly impressive. First of all, he led the team to the MLS Supporters' Shield which later resulted in 18 league victories and 60 points.

Subsequently, Jesse Marsch was announced as the MLS Coach of the Year and only after a short while, he extended his contract with New York Red Bulls in June 2016.

A year after that, there were some rumors that Jesse Marsch is about to leave the club for the Austrian club FC

Red Bull Salzburg

. But both sides ended these rumors when they denied everything officially.

However, in July 2018 Marsch actually left New York Red Bulls after 3 glorious seasons, being named as the only coach in the club history with the highest record of victories which is in fact 75–32–44.

Right after leaving New York Red Bulls, Jesse Matsch was officially announced as the new assistant coach of the German football club,

RB Leipzig

. As a matter of fact, Marsch became an assistant to head coach, Ralf Rangnick, signing a two-year contract starting from season 2018-2019.

In the first year of his career in this German football club, he helped the team to reach the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. Nonetheless, the team finished in the 3rd spot.


fact about Jesse Marsch

which is noteworthy to mention is that he led the team in making it to the 3rd place of the Bundesliga campaign. Marsch also helped a lot in leading the team to the final of the DFB-Pokal, but in the end, they lost to

Bayern Munich


After only one season at RB Leipzig, Marsch came up with the decision of leaving the team. On 6 June 2019, he was introduced as the new head coach of Red Bull Salzburg football club. In point of fact, he joined the Austrian football club to replace Marco Rose.

During season 2019-2020 which was considered as Marsch's first season in the new club, he contributed in two major victories, the first one took place when the team won the Austrian Bundesliga and the second one occurred when they won the Austrian Cup in a 5-0 match over

Austria Lustenau


Also one more fact about Jesse Marsch is that he was named as the new head coach of the team, RB Leipzig. He is in fact a replace for the German coach, Julian Nagelsmann for the season 2021-2022.

Regarding his strategies of coaching, he says:

"We've got a high-press, a high-energy style of play, but it's not just that; it's a way of life." he adds, "The more the players take ownership of the team and make it theirs, the better we are."

Jesse Marsch’s Personal Life

If you are wondering whether Jesse Marsch is married or not, keep reading to figure out.

So one of the top facts about Jesse Marsch is that he is a husband and the father of three. He is married to Kim Marsch, but details such as the place they got married in or the exact date it took place stay off the record.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any kind of information regarding Kim Marsch’s biography, career, educational background, social media and similar facts.

As previously stated, the product of this faithful marriage, was three children named Maduxx Marsch, Emerson Marsch, Lennon Ramon Marsch.

Again we are not informed who Jesse Marsch's elder child is and which one is the youngest among the other siblings. But one thing for sure about the age of their kids is that their firstborn is 12 years old, one of them is 9 and the youngest child is only 5 years old.

Apparently, the Marsch family’s main interest is traveling and exploring new places and various cultures. According to media, Jesse along with his family has traveled to 32 different countries in the period of six months. They are pretty much adventurous!

Jesse Marsch’s Social Media

Although Jesse Marsch has Twitter and Instagram account, he is not really involved with the chaotic world of social media.

He joined Twitter (


) 7 years ago in July 2014 and shares work related content with 13.7K followers.

On the other hand, his Instagram account (


) seems to be a quiet place where he has only 270 followers, without a verified account and has shared only two posts so far.

However, it is believed that he doesn’t have a page on Facebook.

Another fact about Jesse Marsch is that he is not really inclined to share details of his personal life with people and tends to keep these kind of information as private as possible.

More Facts about Jesse Marsch

  • Full name: Jesse Marsch

  • Birth date: 8 November 1973

  • Birth place: Racine, Wisconsin, United States

  • Height: 1.8 m

  • Weight : 77 kg

Something which might come off as a surprise is that despite the truth that Jesse Marsch is an excellent coach, he is not really impressive with his German speaking skills! Even he himself finds this subject embarrassing as he explains:

“Whenever I see videos of myself trying to speak German it’s always incredibly embarrassing.” he adds, “But in general, being here, I think it’s really important to understand the culture that you’re working in and certainly the language is a big part of that.”

Marsch started taking German courses while he was still coaching in New York Red Bulls, as he was getting ready for the start of his coaching career in RB Leipzig.

“There’s two things that come along with (speaking German). There’s an adaptation to the culture, which includes understanding how the people work and how they think and how they talk, and there’s also showing my vulnerability, the imperfection of who I am.

“That’s a big part of how I coach. We have a lot of young players in our team and they have to know that making mistakes is OK.

“If you know German fluently and you listen to me speaking German, literally every sentence I make mistakes. So it’s then a chance for me to show improvement, show vulnerability, and work through that personally.”

Jesse Marsch’s Net Worth and Salary

Let’s together look into the details of Jesse Marsch’s income.

According to the official statements which date back to 2009,

Jesse Marsch’s salary

is 159,375 dollars a year. Surely this number has been increased throughout these past years but at this moment, there is no available update on it.

Also another fact about Jesse Marsch which is actually related to his playing career tells us that before announcing his retirement, during playing for Chicago Fire, he had the approximate market value of €150,000.

However, details of his personal properties as well as his current net worth has never been disclosed up to now; yet, some of the sources assume

Jesse Marsch’s net worth

might be around 2 million dollars. But this number has not been confirmed, therefore, it is not really reliable.

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