Saturday, February 14, 2009

Miami FC name Fernando Clavijo Director of Soccer

Miami FC, announced yesterday the hiring of Fernando Clavijo, retired US National Team defender and former head coach of the Haitian National Team, New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS)
As Director of Soccer, Clavijo will lead Traffic’s efforts to expand its team and player divisions throughout the CONCACAF region.
Clavijo’s coaching career began in 1991, as a player-coach with the St. Louis Storm. In 1994, he signed with the Seattle SeaDogs of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL), becoming Coach of the Year in 1997. In 1998, he served as the head coach of the US Futsal Team and also assisted former US coach Bora Milutinovic with the Nigerian national team at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, in France. Fernando partnered with Bora again a year later as his assistant with the New York MetroStars. In 2000, Fernando left NY to assume the head coaching duties with the New England Revolution. On October, 2003 Clavijo became the head coach of the Haitian national team, leading them through World Cup Qualifying. In December of 2004, the Colorado Rapids hired Clavijo as the team’s head coach. He held that position until August of 2008.
With The the eventual entry of Barcelona MLS team I wonder what will become of the Miami FC?

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