Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Reyna colleague Perez hired as head coach
February 19th, 2012 3:33PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  under-20 world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[U.S. UNDER-18 MEN] Spaniard Javier Perez has been hired as the head coach of the U.S. under-18 national team, replacing Richie Williams, who left after a brief time on the job to take over as the head of the under-17 national team program.  Perez is the director of coaching at New York Soccer Club, a Westchester-based club he launched with former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna in 2009. Reyna is U.S. Soccer's youth technical director.

“It’s an honor to be part of the national team staff,” Perez said. “This job is extremely important because the U-17 men’s national team and U-20 men’s national team are two groups going into World Cups for their respective age group. The U-18s do not have a World Cup, but the job, in this case, is to make that transition between the U-17s toward U-20s easier."

Perez, who holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology, worked with Reyna to develop the U.S. Soccer coaching curriculum and was a member of the national team staff for a two-game series in October 2011, when the USA hosted Honduras and Ecuador.

The U-18s will compete in the annual Lisbon International Tournament May 23-26 in what will be Perez’s first competition as head coach.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Klinsmann, ever the optimist, refuses to buckle    
Another blown lead didn't prevent U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his players from finding positives ...
Video Pick: Soccer meets 'Game of Thrones'     
Does Brek Shea look like Brienne of Tarth? Lionel Messi like Bran Stark? You can be ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"I want to apologize to our fans and my teammates. Emotion got the best of me ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"He used some verbal words. I asked the ref, obviously -- I told the players at ...
ESPN2's MLS viewership hits low with Fire game    
For the second straight week, the Chicago Fire drew the lowest viewership for an MLS game ...
Sounders 2 forward Jones named USL Player of the Week    
Seattle Sounders Homegrown signing Darwin Jones was named the USL Player of the Week for the ...
TV Report: MLS adds to international presence    
After deals with Sky Sports (Britain) and Eurosport (Europe), Major League Soccer has signed agreements with ...
USA-Switzerland Player Ratings     
The USA tied Switzerland, 1-1, in Zurich on Tuesday. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's team took a 1-0 ...
U.S. U-23s fall to Denmark's U-23s    
The U.S. under-23 national team finished with a split of its two games on its European ...
MLS Trade Central: NYCFC adds young Norwegian keeper    
Norwegian goalkeeper Eirik Johansen, who spent time with New York City FC in preseason, has been ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives