Dave van den Bergh is reunited with Bruce Arena at New England Revolution

The New England Revolution has hired Dave van den Bergh as an assistant coach.

The Dutchman played for Revs coach Bruce Arena in MLS and is one of the most experienced youth coaches in the United States, having served as a full-time coach in the U.S. youth national team program.

Van den Bergh, who most recently served as an assistant coach for the U.S. U-20 men's national team at the World Cup in Poland, will join Arena's staff on July 1. One of the other New England assistants, Curt Onalfo, was also on the U-20 staff until joining the Revs.

"Dave's blend of experience playing in MLS and Europe, and coaching throughout the United States youth national yeam system, will serve him exceptionally well as an assistant coach here in New England," said Arena. "We have a relationship dating back more than a decade, and I'm looking forward to seeing Dave bring his acumen, work ethic, and passion for the game to our staff."

Van den Bergh, 43, arrives in New England following nine years as a coach with various U.S. youth teams. He worked with the current U.S. U-17 national team now coached by Rafael Wicky.

Van den Bergh played in the Dutch Eredivisie, La Liga and MLS. He played for Arena in 2007 with the New York Red Bulls. He also played for the Kansas City Wizards and FC Dallas.
3 comments about "Dave van den Bergh is reunited with Bruce Arena at New England Revolution".
  1. Bob Ashpole, June 25, 2019 at 10:16 p.m.

    That becomes a pretty interesting group of coaches with the addition of van dn Bergh, who brings a different background to the staff. 

  2. Ben Myers replied, June 26, 2019 at 2:57 p.m.

    Maybe van den Bergh will bring greater emphasis on the technical elements of the game?  The Revs have never been interesting to watch because their attack has generally been discombobulated.

  3. Ben Myers, June 26, 2019 at 2:58 p.m.

    Or maybe we'll see the clockwork Revs?

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