KEYON KHALILIAN

INTERIM 16 HEAD COACH

Keyon Khalilian joined D.C. United Academy in 2021 and serves as the Interim Head Coach for the U16s. Prior to accepting his role as an Assistant Coach for D.C. United he was a Head Coach at Vienna Soccer Club from 2019 - 2021. Khalilian is Iranian-American - born and raised in Vienna, VA. Keyon is fluent in two languages: English, and Farsi. Before his time at Vienna Soccer Club, he was the Head Coach at Lee Mount Vernon Soccer Club for 4 years from 2015-2019 and the Co-Head Coach of the CCL Pro23 Team. He currently carries a USSF “C” License and holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh. Keyon was also a volunteer assistant for the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Varsity team for one year.

Favorite Player/Coach:

“Pep Guardiola because of the style of play he instills in his teams and his revolutionary tactical insights and strategies.”