Met Oval Staff

The Metropolitan Oval Academy is an elite talent development environment based around the youth center of excellence with locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island. Met Oval has placed more youth players in MLS and Int'l academies (45+) in the past four years than any other club in the region, cementing itself as one of the top talent developers in the nation. With our highly licensed coaches and a bespoke curriculum, we will continue to make our stamp on the U.S. soccer landscape.

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Filippo Giovagnoli, Director of Coaching | A License

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Yannick Salmon, Assistant Director of Coaching B License


Clare O’Dea Bacon, Director of Operations

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Giuseppe Rossi, U17 & U16 MLS Next Coach | UEFA A / USSF A License

Julian Vergara, U15 MLS Next Coach | USSF B License 
Kevin Konijnenburg, U14 MLS Next Coach
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Maurizio Infante Brighi, NE Academy League Coach | B License 


Juan Peralta, NE Academy League Coach | C License 

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Ben Knol, NE Academy League Coach | UEFA B & USSF B License 

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Stefano Gandini, Pre Academy Coach | USSF B License


Sebastiano Mana, GK Coach | Goalkeeping Advanced National Diploma


Jeff Bolivar, Met Oval East Coach | USSF D License 


Steve Halo, Head Scout | College Recruitment Coordinator | B License 

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Nico Anderson, Head of Strength and Conditioning 

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