Former Major League Soccer All-Star and U.S. National Team member Paul Bravo starts his second season as assistant coach.
Bravo was an assistant coach with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer from 2002-03 after playing for the Rapids from 1997-2001. In his first season playing with Colorado, he helped lead the team to the 1997 MLS Cup championship game. The three-time MLS All-Star selection (1996 with the San Jose Clash, 1998 and 1999 with the Rapids) was the first player in Colorado history to record 100 career points and finished his six-year career with 131 points on 52 goals and 27 assists.
Bravo was the Director of Coaching for the Colorado Rush soccer club and an assistant coach for the Region IV 88s in 2003 and the 89s in 2004. He has an "A" Coaching License.
He earned four career caps as a member of the U.S. National Team from 1994-95. He played college soccer at Santa Clara University, scoring 26 goals with 13 assists in his career and leading the Broncos to the 1989 NCAA Co-Championship. He earned his degree in Political Science in 1993.
After finishing his eligibility at Santa Clara, he played professionally for the APSL's San Francisco Bay Blackhawks, where he earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1991 and helped his team capture the APSL Championship. He was also a member of the 1994 U.S. Open Cup champion San Francisco Greek-Americans squad and spent the 1995 season with the Monterey Bay Jaguars of the USISL, recording 19 goals and 13 assists in just 19 games.
Bravo and his wife, Sara, have two children, Maya and Luca.
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