What They're Saying: Hugo Perez

“I think that I can still contribute. I would love to get the challenge -- not to demonstrate for me, it's more for our football in this country, you know? Do something a little bit different. Obviously, my conviction has always been for our players and our country to play attractive football. At the pro level, you need to win, but attractive football is what I have.”

-- Former U.S. national team star Hugo Perez, who worked for three years for U.S. Soccer as U-15 boys national team coach and later as a technical adviser and how works for the City of Los Angeles department of recreation and parks. (FourFourTwo)
4 comments about "What They're Saying: Hugo Perez".
  1. Bob Ashpole, December 22, 2016 at 10:29 a.m.

    USSF would be foolish to not include Coach Perez. On both the women's side and the men's, USSF needs to cultivate the experience of the former national team players. Diversity is more than a politically correct buzzword.

  2. Bob Ashpole, December 22, 2016 at 10:42 a.m.

    Just to be clear, diversity in an organization is about diversity of ideas. With diversity organizations tend to grow. Without it organizations stagnate.

  3. Goal Goal, December 22, 2016 at 2:35 p.m.

    Hugo, should be put in charge of the U15's. HP knows the value of technical play vs. instead of big and strong will beat anybody. If we don't start utilizing the tech players we will die on the soccer vine.

  4. Goal Goal, December 22, 2016 at 4:18 p.m.

    We need help at the younger ages. The U14's, U15's and 16's before it is beyond repair. The opportunity is there but the coaching isn't in most cases. Big, strong and fast vs technical ability and working the ball up the field in the proper way vs. kicking the cover off the ball and then let the biggest fastest fight for it is not going to work in international competition. Hugo knows the game and the way it should be played. My question is why can't US Soccer see it?

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