[PDL]Former U.S. international Santino Quaranta, who spent 11 seasons in MLS, has been named the head coach of his hometown Baltimore Bohemians in the PDL, replacing Steve Nichols, who recently accepted the Loyola (Md.) men's coaching job.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Bohemians organization,” said Quaranta. “I look forward to building a winning squad that Baltimore can be proud to call its own.”
As a player, the Baltimore native spent 11 seasons in Major League Soccer, his time split between D.C. United, Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls.
With D.C. United, Quaranta won the MLS Cup in 2004 and U.S. Open Cup in 2008. He earned 15 caps for the U.S. national team and was a member of the Gold Cup-winning squad in 2005.
After retiring, Quaranta co-founded Pipeline Soccer Club, where he serves as technical director and vice president.
Baltimore's season kicks off on May 17 on the road to Northern Virginia Royals. Their first home game is two weeks later against NJ-LUSO Parma at Calvert Hall in Towson.