Raul Diaz Arce new US U17 asst coach

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by CG, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. CG

    CG Member

    Jul 25, 2001


    Actually I don't know if he is just a U17 coach or a US staff coach that will work with all teams. Mods change title if you know.
  2. davide

    davide Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    I'm fairly sure you got it right. The U-17 National team started employing 4 full-time coaches when they expanded the numbers in the program. Ellinger, Hackworth, Fulk and Mellor were the coaches at the start of the year. Ellinger and Mellor are leaving for Salt Lake, so Diaz Arce fills one of the spots, but they still need to find a goalkeeper coach to replace Mellor.
  3. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 19, 2003
    Island paradise east of the mainland
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guess he's no longer playing for the Puerto Rico Islanders then :/
  4. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    It is actually a good development. Our youth teams are famous that just know one way to play soccer-fast on whole games. With some input from Latin side is good. I wait for Vaderrama or Etchivery show up in US youth national team side too.
  5. TAKK

    TAKK New Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Westchester, NY
    Very good development. Have to start somewhere.

    Might as well be with Raul. He said all of the right things. He hit the major issues dead on. Was hoping we would hire a Spanish, Brazilian, Italian or Portuguese youth coach. Can't have everything.

    At least this is a basic acknowledgement that we don't have enough American coaches who think like this. Big step. Wish we would see more.
  6. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    A great step. We need more diversity with the coaching staff and we need more appreciation in the U.S. for finishing skills.

    I'm excited. I think that by and large, these USSF guys are on the right track. It's not very often that I have faith in sports bureacracies. :)
  7. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    RDA has said some great things right there, and is very accurate in what he said. The US does have a lot talented players, but they need to make their game more diverse. Eddie Gaven is kinda like this. Great skills, but there are some things that are needed to be learned, and I'm sure that a former player like him can make the Gavens much better.
  8. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
    I think we may see two more full time assistants come in actually - and RDA is definitely an assistant with U17s.
  9. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Paul Gardner will think he's been called by the Rapture...:D
  10. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think this is great...The more diversity in coaching, the better...

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