U.S. youth national team coaches Tracey Kevins and Gonzalo Segares get new positions

Tracey Kevins and Gonzalo Segares, the only remaining head coaches in the U.S. youth national team program who were on staff before the pandemic, have been given new positions.

Kevins, who previously worked with the U-15 and U-17 teams in the women's program, is now in charge of the U.S. under-20 women’s national team, which is training this week in Chula Vista, California.

She joined U.S. Soccer in 2017 as head coach of the U-15 girls from the Seattle Reign, where she was technical director for its academy program. She was coaching the U-17s when the pandemic hit, forcing the cancellation of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship.

Segares, who joined U.S. Soccer in January 2020 as head coach of the U-15 boys national team, will be the new U.S. under-17 men’s national team coach.

He played at VCU and in MLS for 10 years at the Chicago Fire and earned 19 caps for Costa Rica. After his retirement as a player in 2014, he coached at the Fire Academy and Chicago-area FC United.

Segares’ first training camp with the U-17s will take place Nov. 1-8 in Chula Vista.

FIFA cancelled all youth world championships in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

Laura Harvey, the U.S. U-20 women's national team coach, left this summer to coach OL Reign, which is in second place in the NWSL. Anthony Hudson, hired in early 2020 as the U.S. U-20 men's national team coach, is now an assistant coach for the men's national team.

In September, U.S. Soccer posted job openings for head coaches for the U-15 and U-20 team on both the boys and girls side.

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