The U.S. Soccer Development Academy continues to be a place where former professional players choose to develop their coaching careers, imparting valuable wisdom, advice and technical expertise on the aspiring young players who hope to follow in their footsteps. There are former internationals and MLS Cup champions populating the sidelines this week. Here’s a quick snapshot of the lineup.
Paul Bravo (Colorado Rapids U-15/16) – A former pro with the San Jose Earthquakes and Colorado Rapids, Bravo earned four caps and scored one goal for the U.S. Men’s National Team. He also serves as the Technical Director for the Colorado Rapids, a role he previously held with the LA Galaxy.
Dan Calichman (Chivas USA U-17/18) – An inaugural member of the LA Galaxy, Calichman had a five-year career in MLS that included time with the New England Revolution and San Jose Earthquakes. The defender collected two caps for the MNT.
Judah Cooks (Albertson FC U-15/16) – The former U-17 international had four seasons at D.C. United, collecting a championship ring in 1999.
Giovanni Savarese (NY Cosmos Academy U-17/18) – The Venezuelan international striker had 23 caps and four goals for the Vinotintos and spent several seasons in MLS with the MetroStars, New England and San Jose Earthquakes.