Marcelo Gangotena- Technical Director

Coaching License:United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License and National Youth License, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Director of Coaching Diploma. Former USSF Area Scout. Degree in Elementary Education.

Professional Experience: Twenty eight years coaching soccer in the area, including, Amateur, Travel, High School, ODP District and State levels, both boys and girls. Former Director of Soccer Schools in the Northern Virginia Area. 

Personal Achievements2011 winner of the prestigious Adele Dolansky Award, the highest award bestowed on a VYSA member, in recognition of Exemplary Service to the Soccer Playing Youth of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia

Birth Place: Quinto, Ecuador

Playing Bio: Semi- pro and Professional, Quito Ecuador 

Favorite Team(s): Liga Depotiva Universitaria Quito (LDU Quito)

Favorite Player(s): Antonio Valencia Ecuador, Messi Argentina 

Favorite Coach: Simeone, Pep Guardiola

Favorite Soccer Moment: When I was pick to play on LDU Q U15 team

Advice to Players: Always work hard to improve, never stop learning