Just like Grantland.com, it was a good run.
But it's over now.
In a move that comes as something less than a surprise, City Football Group has given Jason Kreis the sack at the helm of New York City.
Today's move follows a scheduled performance review, with the club noting a "disappointing campaign." Top assistants Miles Joseph and C.J. Brown will follow Kreis out the door.
As the club's official statement reads:
"While the challenges of building and integrating a new team are recognized, it was felt by the Board, following a comprehensive review, that there was not enough evidence of the dynamics required to improve the performance of the team for the next season and beyond."
Added NYCFC President Tom Glick:
"The decision to part company with Jason and his team after two years of working together has not been taken lightly and this is a difficult announcement for all involved.
"We thank Jason for his passion, his efforts and for his contribution to the historic inaugural season of New York City FC. Many memories of this first season will be indelibly etched in the minds of all involved with the Club and Jason and his team have played a huge part in that.
"We wish him all the very best in what will undoubtedly be a continued successful career in soccer management."
The 42-year-old Kreis, a former MLS striker and the first player in league history to score 100 goals, previously coached Real Salt Lake to an unlikely MLS Cup title in 2009.
At New York City, he finishes with a record of 10 wins, 17 losses, and 7 ties. Earlier in the campaign, his team endured a devastating eleven-match winless run.
Listen, folks, a lot has been written on the pages of Hudson River Blue about the merits of Jason Clarence Kreis as the head man in New York City. And much more remains to be written, so stay tuned. In the meantime, this is a team clearly still struggling for its soul. For its identity. The murkiness of the picture won't breed a lot of positivity in NYCFC Land.
And the fact that The Team from New Jersey is a popular pick to win this year's Cup, well, that doesn't feel so nice, either.
We'll have plenty more to say about this over the course of the week, but here's one thing to hold on to in the meantime:
Jose Mourinho may be available in a matter of days.
Admit it, folks: sweet dreams are made of this.