Scott Sutter



Scott Sutter is the Head Coach for D.C. United Academy’s U15 team. He joined the Academy after a successful stint at the University of Virginia. Born in London, England, Scott started his professional career in 2003 with Grasshopper Club Zurich. He played there for six seasons, after which he joined the BSC Young Boys in 2009. After 14 seasons in the Swiss Super League, he moved to North America, and played for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Orlando City SC, making 67 appearances in the MLS. Scott competed in almost 400 international and professional matches, including 10 in the UEFA Champions League and 55 in the UEFA Cup and Europa League.

He was also privileged to represent the Switzerland Youth National Team (U17, U20 and U21) and the Switzerland senior national team in 2010. 

He currently carries the UEFA B License from the Northern Irish FA and is mid-way through his UEFA A. Scott is fluent in three languages: English, German and Swiss German. He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2019 for his work with a local children’s hospital. He is currently working on obtaining his Bachelor’s in Sports Management. 

Favorite Player/Coach: 

"Growing up in England it was hard to see past David Beckham. He was the poster-child for English soccer. Aside from his obvious marketing potential, he was a fantastic footballer with an incredible work-rate, lethal set-pieces and a range of passing that few players have displayed since! As a coach, Pep Guardiola has revolutionized the game and has inspired coaches and players alike with his attention to detail, passion and playing style."