Coaching Staff & Pros
Our campers learn from the very best! All of our Union Soccer Schools programs feature a coaching staff of top college and high school coaches, and collegiate athletes. Our full-day program also includes special guest appearances from Philadelphia Union players and coaches. We are committed to providing a fun, friendly, and supportive environment where every player’s development is our top priority. Limited enrollment and a low camper-to-staff ratio ensures that every participant reaches his or her highest potential.
Here are just a few of the coaches and players scheduled to make guest appearances:*
Brian Carroll #7, Midfielder
Carroll was traded to the Philadelphia Union on November 22, 2010, from the Columbus Crew. He has two MLS Cups under his belt and brought a high work-rate to the Union’s midfield in 2011 by starting all 32 games he appeared in. Carroll is the team Captain.
Sheanon Williams #25, Defender
Signed with the Philadelphia Union on August 31, 2010. He has played in two youth World Cups for the United States: the U-17 World Cup in Korea (2007) and the U-20 World Cup in Egypt (2009).
Zac MacMath #18, Goalkeeper
Played with the U-17 team at the 2007 FIFA World Cup, starting two games in goal. As a junior at the University of Maryland, MacMath was a First-Team All-ACC selection and was also named ACC Tournament's Most Valuable Player after shutting out top-seeded North Carolina in the title match and Virginia in the semifinals.
Sebastien Le Toux #11, Forward
With the Union, Le Toux quickly emerged as one of the premier offensive stars in Major League Soccer. The versatile attacker, who became Philadelphia's first All-Star representative in 2010, is widely regarded as one of the hardest workers in the league.
Conor Casy #6, Forward
Acquired rights from Colorado Rapids on Dec. 14, 2012 via Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft. Signed with club on Jan. 3, 2013. Rapids all-time leading scorer with 50 goals. MLS Cup 2010 MVP. Set Colorado single season scoring record with 16 goals in 2009. 2009 MLS All-Star starter and named to 2010 MLS All-Star Inactive Roster.
Amobi Okugo #14, Midfielder
The Union selected defensive midfielder Amobi Okugo from UCLA with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft after earning Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 2009. A youth U.S. Men's National Team stalwart, Okugo featured for the U.S. in the 2011 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.
Jim Curtin, Interim Team Manager
Jim Curtin has been named the Union's Interim Team Manager. In June 2010, Curtin joined the staff at YSC Sports in Wayne as the director of curriculum development. Additionally, Curtin was the Union’s Under-18 Academy head coach and was instrumental in the U18s capturing the 2012 Generation Adidas Cup. Curtin attended Villanova University and was drafted into the MLS in 2001 by the Chicago Fire. The 2004 MLS All-Star played over two hundred games for the Fire as was named Chicago’s defender of the year in 2004 before finishing his final two seasons in the league with Chivas USA.
Chris Albright, Assistant Coach
Chris Albright was named assistant technical director in early 2014 after retiring from his playing career with the Union at the end of the 2013 season. He joins the Union technical corps after an illustrious professional career that found him play for five MLS clubs and appear in 235 matches with career totals of 11 goals and 22 assists. The three-time MLS All-Star defender won MLS Cups with D.C. United in 1999 and with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002 and 2005. Albright also earned 22 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team and was a member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup team in Germany.
*Please note: Each week will feature at least one Philadelphia Union coach & two Philadelphia Union players, including staff and players not listed above. Philadelphia Union players and coaches are subject to change.
Photo credits: All Philadelphia Union photos courtesy of Greg Carroccio (Sideline Photos) and Getty Images