Special Guests

Soccer Nation Expo always goes the extra mile to bring world-class special guests to the show. From amazing players taking part in autograph sessions or acclaimed soccer coaches from around the world leading special coaching clinics and classroom sessions, Soccer Nation Expo has them! Come on down to the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8-9, 2014, because you never know who may show up!

 

Scheduled to Appear at Soccer Nation Expo 2014:


Joe-Max Moore
U.S. MNT & MLS star, National Soccer & Cal South Hall of Famer
As a forward and midfielder who played for three U.S. World Cup teams, Joe-Max Moore entered the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2013, and is attending Soccer Nation Expo 2014 as a new inductee into the Cal South Hall of Fame as well. After moving to Southern California at the age of 14, Moore played for Mission Viejo High School and played club soccer in Cal South for three seasons with the North Huntington Beach Futbol Club. Starting with the 1992 Olympics, Moore made 100 appearances for the Men’s National Team over the next decade, including three FIFA World Cups. His 24 goals rank fifth all-time in MNT history. He spent six seasons with the New England Revolution in the MLS and scored 53 goals. On Oct. 7, 2001, Moore scored his last pair of goals for the U.S. MNT in their crucial 2-1 World Cup appearance-clinching victory against Jamaica.

LA Galaxy
In addition to serving as the official presenters of our VIP Coach Pass, Major League Soccer's 2011 and 2012 champion LA Galaxy had several players on hand for autographs throughout both days of Soccer Nation Expo 2014.  For more information, click here.


Futboleros Soccer Entertainers
Futboleros, known to many as the "Globetrotters of Soccer," will host an area at Soccer Nation Expo 2014 where visitors tested their skills and took part in exciting contests!

Futboleros are soccer entertainers who have created a new and unique way to entertain the soccer world and beyond! Futboleros are professional athletes who perform amazing freestyle soccer tricks. Futboleros freestyle soccer performances consists of extreme soccer tricks, extreme soccer combination, soccer stunts, basic juggling skills, ball catching, ball lifting and 3v3 soccer games.

Futboleros aims to bring any crowd to its feet with a complex freestyle showcase of soccer tricks, which is truly one-of-a-kind to see and witness. Experienced with years of knowledge, training, passion and excitement, Futboleros have traveled all over the U.S. and the world, entertaining thousands of soccer fans and making Futboleros a brand name.


CD Chivas USA
Representatives from Major League Soccer's CD Chivas USA will appear during both days of Soccer Nation Expo 2014. If you love Chivas, come on by!

 

Coaching Clinics on "VIP Coach Pitch" & Special Access VIP Classroom Sessions

Soccer Nation Expo presents world-class coaches in special coaching clinics and numerous breakout classroom sessions throughout the show. Remember: Only VIP Coaches received special VIP seating to these clinics and exclusive access to the breakout sessions. To learn more about the Soccer Nation Expo VIP Coach Pass, click here.

 
Clinicians Scheduled to Appear at Soccer Nation Expo 2014
 

Aidy Boothroyd
Former English Premier League manager
Aidy Boothroyd is a former manager from the English Premier League, who over the past decade has managed stints with Watford (2005-2008), Colchester United (2009-2010), Coventry City (2010-2011) and Northampton Town (2011-2013). Boothroyd led Watford to a Championship title (2006), to the FA Cup semi-finals (2007) and the Championship semi-finals (2008). After saving Northampton Town from relegation in the 2011-12 season, he took his team to the League Two Playoff final in May 2013, only to be defeated in the final. Boothroyd played for several years in the lower divisions as a fullback, until he ended his playing career prematurely at age 26 due to injury.


Roy Dunshee
Washington College Head Coach and NSCAA National Academy staff coach
Roy Dunshee is a member of the NSCAA National Academy Staff and in 2011 was named the Associate Staff Coach of the Year. He has taught many NSCAA coaching courses including the National and Advanced Diploma and Special Topics courses on reading the game and systems of play. Dunshee is the head men’s soccer coach at Washington College, in Chestertown, Maryland. In the winter and spring of 2010, he served as an Assistant Coach at Northwestern University. He is also a Regional Director for Coerver Coaching, a worldwide soccer education company. Roy is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and the University of South Carolina where he played college soccer.

Jillian Ellis
U.S. Soccer Women's Development Director
Jillian Ellis is the current U.S. Soccer Women's Development Director. Ellis also served briefly as the interim coach of U.S. Women's National Team following the departure of Pia Sundhage in October 2012, with the team finishing with 5 wins, 2 draws, and no losses. At the time of her appointment to interim coach, Ellis was the assistant coach to Sundhage. Ellis had a highly successful 12-year run as the head women's soccer coach for the UCLA Bruins. Ellis led UCLA to eight NCAA Final Fours, including seven in a row from 2003-2009, and won six straight Pacific-12 Conference titles from 2003-2008. She finished her stint at UCLA with a record of 229-45-14. She was the 2000 NSCAA National Coach of the Year after leading the Bruins to the NCAA Final in just her second season as head coach. Ellis has an USSF "A" coaching license.


Vince Ganzberg
U.S. Soccer Technical Adviser for Zone One Play
Previously the Director of Coaching and Education for Indiana Soccer, Vince is currently on the national coaching staff for both U.S. Soccer and the NSCAA, where he teaches many courses including the National Diploma course. He also serves as a teacher and coach at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard High School. Ganzberg graduated from Bethel College in 1989 with a B.A. degree in Business Education. Vince was a four-year letter winner on the soccer team. He was the Ron Paulsen Award Winner in 1987 and a 3-time Team Captain. Vince was named as the team’s MVP four times and was a NAIA All-American (HM) during the 1987 season. He was named to the NAIA All-District Team three times (’86, ’87, ’88) and the NCCAA All-District Team four times (’85, ’86, ’87, ’88).


Laura Harvey
Seattle Reign & former Arsenal Ladies FC Head Coach
Laura Harvey currently serves as the first head coach for the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League. Harvey previously served as the first-team coach for the Arsenal Ladies FC, after serving as an assistant coach for two years. Harvey led Arsenal to the last-ever Women's Premier League title after taking over midway through the 2009-10 season and followed that up with a domestic treble in 2011, winning the inaugural FA WSL title, FA Cup and Continental Cup that year. In 2012, her Arsenal side went undefeated through the regular season. She also assisted and then coached Birmingham City L.F.C. from 2002-2008, and served as an assistant coach for England's U-17, U-19 and U-23 women's national teams from 2005-2011.


Steve Hoffman
Cal South Director of Coaching Education & Player Development
Cal South's Director of Coaching Education, ODP and Player Development, Steve Hoffman is a National Staff Coach and a US Youth Soccer staff coach, where he coaches in the Region IV Olympic Development Program each summer. He is the head coach of the Ventura College women's soccer program, where he has led them to Western State Conference Championship titles 13 times in the last 15 years. Coach Hoffman currently possesses a USSF 'A' license and a USSF National Youth Coaching License. Hoffman is a member of the NSCAA and USSF Coaches Association of America.


Schellas Hyndman
NSCAA Director of Coaching Emeritus, former FC Dallas head coach & former SMU head coach
In 31 years of collegiate coaching, Hyndman compiled a record of 466-121-48, including a 368-97-37 mark at SMU from 1984 to 2007. He led two different teams to the NCAA Division I College Cup on three occasions and guided Eastern Illinois to second- and third-place finishes in the NCAA Tournament. A member of the NSCAA Executive Committee from 2002-06, he served as the Association’s president in 2005. A member of the NSCAA instructional staff since 1988, he has conducted countless coaching education sessions and is a regular clinician at the NSCAA Convention. He recently resigned as the head coach of FC Dallas (MLS) after six years at the helm. In that role, he was named the league’s Coach of the Year in 2010, when he took the team to the MLS Cup final.


Romeo Jozak
Croatian Football Federation Technical Director
Romeo Jozak was recently named as the Technical Director for the Croatian Football Federation, where he has also served as a lecturer, mentor, and executive board member. He is the former Academy Director for GNK Dinamo Zagreb, one of the most successful pro clubs in Croatian league history. He is a Technical Instructor and Technical Observer for UEFA as well, and holds a UEFA Pro coaching license. He began his coaching career at the age of 26, and has vast worldwide experience coaching and installing academy programs on several continents.


Mary Kok-Willemsen
Former FC Twente Head Coach
Mary Kok-Willemsen is the former head coach for the FC Twente Women's team. Coaching since she was 17, Mary traveled throughout America at the age of 20 with Frans Hoek and the Ziemer Brothers holding soccer training, coaching clinics and camps. In 2007, she started the first completely integrated soccer academy for boys and girls at FC Twente. As the head coach and manager of the FC Twente Women's team, Mary led her club to winning the KNVB Cup in 2008, National Championships in 2011 and 2013, and the BeNe League championship in 2013. Mary is also a commitee member for the European Club Association (ECA) and does presentations for UEFA. Mary currently serves as the manager of FC Twente University, which gives all national and international coaches and players the chance to train, study and play the Dutch way.


Jack Stern
Montreal Impact (MLS) U21 Goalkeeper Coach
Jack Stern is currently the U21 goalkeeper coach at Montreal Impact in the MLS. Prior to moving to the Impact, Jack spent four years as the Academy Goalkeeper coach at West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League where he was responsible for the technical, tactical and psychology development of the club's goalkeepers from the ages of U9-U21. In his time at West Brom, Jack helped develop a program that produced five England youth international goalkeepers and also had the experience of working with first team goalkeepers such as former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster.


Hans Westerhof
Former C.F. Pachuca Technical Director
Hans Westerhof is a Dutch football coach who most recently served as the technical director at C.F. Pachuca. In his playing career, Westerhof played for BV Veendam and BVO Cambuur of the Dutch First Division. He began his coaching career in 1986, and has managed Groningen (1988-1992 and 1994-1996), PSV Eindhoven (1992-1994), the Dutch U-21 national team (1996-1997), Ajax Amsterdam (2000), Willem II Tilburg (2000-2003), Chivas de Guadalajara (2003-2004, 2006), and Necaxa (2007-2008).


 

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