USL D3: John Harkes appointed to coach Greenville Triumph

Former U.S. national team captain John Harkeshas been named head coach and sporting director of Greenville Triumph SC, which will play in the new USL Division III in 2019.

Harkes, 51, signed a three-year contract with Triumph SC. In his most recent job, he was the head coach and director of football for FC Cincinnati in its 2016 USL launch.

"John has a deep knowledge of the game both from the players' perspective and on the technical side as a coach, scout and sporting director," said Triumph SC president Chris Lewis. "He’s very much a student of the game and understands it at all levels from upper-age youth clubs to the major European professional clubs."

Harkes, whose son Ian plays for D.C. United, earned 90 caps and played in two World Cups (1990, 1994) and one Olympics (1988).

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