BRIAN SCIARETTA - Thursday, November 11, 2010
United States Under-20 head coach Thomas Rongen has named former DC United great and Bolivian international Jaime Moreno to be his assistant coach for the upcoming Torneo de Las Americas in Atlanta later this month.
Rongen has a long history of rotating former players into assistant coaching positions throughout his career as the head U20 coach. He will now look to Moreno to help provide leadership to his young group of players.
Moreno, 36, retired last month from Major League Soccer where he was the league's all-time leading scorer. He finished his career with 133 MLS goals and over 100 assists.
Moreno also spent time with English club Middlesbrough from 1994-1996 and again on loan in 1997. His time there made him the first Bolivian to ever play in the English Premier League.
Moreno has also been capped 75 times by the Bolivian national team where he scored nine international goals. He is a veteran of the 1994 World Cup and retired from the national team in October, 2008.
At the Torneo de Las Americas the US U20 national team will take on Colombia on November 26 and then arch-rival Mexico on November 28.