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Bshredder
Post #1
Monday January 14, 2013 5:33pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
So reports last week that McAllister was the new head coach were wrong. It's going to be Paulo Sousa.

Also in the news is that Claudio Reyna has stepped down as youth technical director for US Soccer and will be Sousa's assistant.

I give Paulo Sousa 18 months before he's gone. Any takers?

ewalcott
Michigan
Post #2
Monday January 14, 2013 5:39pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 48
I don't know much about Sousa, so I can't really add much to that except to ask why NYRB keep hiring foreign coaches despite the fact that they continue to fail there.

What I find more interesting is that Reyna is reportedly joining as an assistant. I guess he must see this as a step towards being an MLS head coach in the future. Youth Technical Director to Assistant coach isn't really a step up, so this must be a move with an eye on the future.

Bshredder
Post #3
Monday January 14, 2013 5:43pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Reyna needs to coach. The youth technical director position was not really outlined well by US Soccer.

As for Sousa, he's a younger coach at 42 and it seems like he will need to do well to build his resume. He likes to work with younger players and was the coach of Portugal's U16 team. He also laid the framework for QPR's rise to the EPL.

Still, this is going to be interesting to watch unfold.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Monday January 14, 2013 8:42pm

Joined Jul 2012
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With Reyna as assistant it looks like to me they are just grooming Reyna for the head coaching position. Sousa will be out after one season.

Who is going to step into the youth technical role now? Or is USsoccer going to do away with it?

Bshredder
Post #5
Monday January 14, 2013 8:50pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Original post from 2tone

Who is going to step into the youth technical role now? Or is USsoccer going to do away with it?


Probably do away with it. I not sure it's really needed. I think a youth national team coach (Ramos, Perez, or Williams) can also do it. Probably Perez

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Monday January 14, 2013 8:59pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 5,237
Original post from Bshredder

Probably do away with it. I not sure it's really needed. I think a youth national team coach (Ramos, Perez, or Williams) can also do it. Probably Perez


I really like Perez. He really knows what he is doing.

thisguy2
Inland empire
Post #7
Tuesday January 15, 2013 4:45pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Can't really comment on the choosing of the coach, simply because I don't follow MLS but why doesn't NYRB hire a coach from Portugal? There are a lot of upcoming coaches coming from Portugal... Or from Holland? Or Spain? Those coaches are always technical and who knows maybe a US national coach later down the road of all turns out well.
Thisguy2
Bshredder
Post #8
Tuesday January 22, 2013 10:52pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Sousa is out

This team is such a dumpster fire


The next test for the Dooley-led revitalization of the Philippine national team kicks off soon.
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