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
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.