US Youth Soccer ODP Alum Named Red Bull New York Sporting Director
Red Bull New York announced today that Jeff Agoos was named the team's Sporting Director. Agoos, who has been with New York since Jan. 1, 2007, as the team's Technical Director, will take the lead in scouting players worldwide, help manage the organization's youth developmental system and work hand in hand with the Red Bulls' head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, MLS League Office and other MLS clubs.
""Over the course of his career, Jeff has been a part of five championship teams at the professional level; he undoubtedly knows what it takes to establish a winning culture within a team,"" said Red Bull New York Managing Director Marc de Grandpre. ""Since joining the Red Bulls, he has shown that he can execute our long term vision of becoming a preeminent sports franchise. I am confident that he has the ability to assemble a winning team of driven, disciplined and passionate players that will continually compete for championships.""
""First of all, I would like to thank Marc and Red Bull for giving me the opportunity as the team's Sporting Director,"" Agoos stated. ""I am excited to continue working for a club with such high aspirations. I look forward to working on the challenges in laying the groundwork for Red Bull New York and moving towards our goal of winning silverware.""
Agoos, 39, was one of the most accomplished players in MLS history. A part of five MLS Cup championship teams (D.C. United: '96, '97, '99, San Jose: '01, '03), Agoos was a nine-time MLS All-Star and three-time Best XI winner. In his final year in 2005, the left-sided defender played for New York, making 25 starts. During that season, Agoos was named to the League's All-Time Best XI.
As a youth, Agoos was a member of the North Texas US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP). On the international level, the University of Virginia alumnus was a member of the 1998 and 2002 U.S. World Cup squads and has earned a total of 134 caps, second to midfielder Cobi Jones, also a US Youth Soccer ODP alum.