San Jose Earthquakes appoint Luchi González - Will join after the World Cup
Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes have hired Luchi González as the club's new head coach. The 42-year-old is currently an assistant coach with the US men's national team and will join the Quakes after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. González previously coached MLS side FC Dallas were he averaged 1.32 points per game across 87 fixtures.
“Luchi has all of the attributes that we sought in our next head coach,” Earthquakes general manager Chris Leitch said in a club statement. “He has had success coaching in Major League Soccer with playoff appearances in his first two seasons and has a very strong track record in youth development. His strengths and desires align with our short and long-term goals as a club, and we look forward to him taking the reins after the World Cup.”
González was one of several candidates interviewed. Transfermarkt understands that one candidate was former Pacific FC and current North Texas SC head coach Pa-Modou Kah. González, however, won out over other candidates. “I’m really excited for this opportunity with one of the league’s founding clubs,” said Gonzalez. “I thoroughly enjoyed working with the club’s leadership team throughout the interview process and was impressed by their vision for the future, both on and off the field.
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