The list of members of the U.S. National Team Scouting Network here in Lancaster is a who's who of current and former coaches and players. There are two MLS Cup champion coaches (Under 20 MNT head coach Thomas Rongen and former Kansas City Wizards and U.S. National Team head coach Bob Gansler), a former MLS Cup champion player (Raul Diaz Arce), and a former U.S. World Cup team player and 1991 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year (Hugo Perez).
In addition to Rongen, there a dozen coaches who are current members of U.S. Youth National Team staffs.
Bottom line - in terms of experience and exposure for the Academy athletes, we've got it covered.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Posted at 6:25 PM