Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that recently retired forward Jaime Moreno is set to become the club’s Youth Academy Technical Training Coach. Having played his final match in a storied 15-year tenure with United on October 23, 2010, Moreno will utilize his vast playing experience in the development of future members of the Black-and-Red. In his role with D.C. United Youth Development, Moreno will work closely as an on field technical coach with D.C. United Academy players and coaches. Specifically, Moreno will conduct individualized training programs for the forwards and attacking players of all five Academy teams to maximize their potential.
In addition, Moreno will work closely with the D.C. United Camp Staff to provide technical training support in all Camp Programs, including D.C. United Training Complex Camps and the Elite Residential Camp, as well as Summer Camps throughout the metro area.
“We are pleased to welcome Jaime into his new role with D.C. United,” said General Manager Dave Kasper. “Clearly Jaime has considerable history with our club and he will be a strong asset within our Youth Academy. Jaime is arguably the best attacking player in the history of MLS, and he will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the young players in our Youth Academy system, as well as to area youth players who attend any of our Summer Camp Programs.”
Moreno retired as the League's all-time leading goal scorer (133), as a member of the MLS All-time Best XI Team (1996-06), and as the only player in League history with more than 100 goals and 100 assists. He also represented Bolivia as a member of the Bolivian National Team and was on the Bolivian side that participated in the 1994 World Cup. Moreno was a member of every trophy-winning team in D.C. United history, helping the club to capture 12 domestic and international titles.
“I'm really excited about this opportunity with United's Youth Academy,” said Moreno. “It's time for me to give something back to our community and to begin a new experience. I am looking forward to this next challenge.”