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Atlanta United makes official appointment of Mexican Pineda as new coach

Atlanta United makes official appointment of Mexican Pineda as new coach

MLS ‘Atlanta United FC confirmed today that it has named Mexican Gonzalo Pineda as its new head coach, with a contract until the 2024 season.

After a 13-year playing career, Pineda has been an assistant coach with Seattle Sounders FC since 2017. Rob Valentino (assistant) and Liam Curran (goalkeeper) will remain on the staff, while Pineda will serve as an assistant to Diego de la Torre, who recently served as the head coach of Cafetaleros de Chiapas in Mexico.

“We are delighted to welcome Gonzalo as Atlanta United’s head coach,” said club president Darren Eales. “Building on an illustrious career as an international player, Gonzalo joined Seattle’s coaching staff and played an integral role in the club’s success over the past few years. He has a deep understanding of MLS and has proven to be one of the best assistants in the league. It is a perfect fit for our club from a cultural and technical perspective, and we are excited to have a long-term commitment. “

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Pineda, one of Major League Soccer’s most respected assistant coaches, has been an influential member of Seattle’s coaching staff for five seasons, helping guide the club to three MLS Cup appearances, including victory in 2019. As a player , Pineda spent 11 seasons playing in Liga MX, two in MLS, and represented Mexico at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. (ESPNDEPORTES.COM)

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