Major League Soccer’s newest enlargement group St. Louis City SC has employed John Hackworth as coaching director for the debut season 2023.
Hackworth served as the pinnacle coach of the Philadelphia Union from 2012 to 2014 and can now assist sports activities director Lutz Pfannenstiel in managing the teaching growth packages in St. Louis City SC.
The latest addition will even be answerable for sustaining and offering management to the membership’s technical employees.
“We are delighted to have John join our club’s sports department, as I will be working closely with him to oversee the coaches and development programs,” stated Pfannenstiel.
“He is an exceptional coach whose experience at national team and MLS level makes him perfect for this role. I am convinced that he will help us achieve our goals by using his knowledge and experience to make our players and coaches better, not just better professionals, but prosperous people. ”
Hackworth previously led three USA-17 men’s national teams to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup and took them memorably to a quarter-final in 2017 and was the assistant coach for USMNT 2007.
It’s official! John Hackworth has joined @stlCITYsc as our head of coaching. Welcome to the team, @hackworthsoccer! pic.twitter.com/PUZcbyNuRC
– St. Louis CITY SC (@stlCITYsc) October 1, 2021
Before that, he led the Philadelphia Union assistant coach for three years and helped develop the club’s academy program.
“It’s an honor to have this chance to be a part of St. Louis City SC and be an element of constructing a world – class membership,” Hackworth said in a news release. “Once I got to know Lutz and his commitment to this project, I knew it was the place I wanted to be. From top to bottom, this is a club with a winning mentality and team culture, so I’m excited about the chance to build on that. ”