Friday, December 19, 2008

DC United's old Captain Marco "El Diablo"Etcheverry to coach Aucas in Ecuador

Marco Antonio "El Diablo" Etcheverry is the new coach of Sociedad Deportiva Aucas. He has promised to take the popular Ecuadorian club into the First Division next year.

Aucas is a football club from the city of Quito in northern Ecuador. The team is named after the Aucas tribe, who are also called Huaorani.
Despite the team's popularity, Aucas has never won an Ecuadorian championship. Known players who have played for Aucas include Argentinian and nationalized Ecuadorian and Ex Dallas forward Ariel Graziani, forward Nicolas Asencio, Ecuador international defender Giovanny Espinoza, and the Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita.

Etcheverry was presented as the new coach of Aucas by club president, Ramiro Montenegro.
El Diablo, known here in the States for his years with DC United also played for Barcelona and Emelec of Ecuador, between 1997 and 1999.

On November 12 2008, at a press conference in Quito, Ecuador, the President of S.D Aucas, Dr. Ramiro Montenegro announced a 25 year deal with North American firm, Sports LED Media, The deal will see Sports LED Media managing all rights of the team including players, sponsorships, television, and ticketing. Aucas also owns it's own stadium with a 22,000 capacity

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