USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Monday, January 18, 2016
HOUSTON – Rio Grande Valley FC added former Arizona United SC Head Coach Michael Dellorusso as an assistant coach on Monday, as the former FC Dallas player became part of Wilmer Cabrera’s staff for the Toros.
“It is an honor to join the Houston Dynamo and Rio Grande Valley FC Toros organization,” Dellorusso said. “I look forward to working with Wilmer to help develop future and current Dynamo players, as well as compete in the ever-growing USL. This is a tremendous step for the Dynamo, as well as the city of Edinburg, Texas. On behalf of my wife, Hilary, and myself, we would like to thank the great people of the Houston Dynamo and RGV FC organizations for providing this opportunity.”
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Dellorusso became Arizona’s first head coach in 2014, having previously been an assistant coach at his alma mater Maryland under Sasho Cirovski. Arizona failed to reach the USL playoffs in both seasons of his tenure, which saw him depart the club at the end of the 2015 season.
As a player, Dellorusso helped the Terrapins reach four consecutive College Cups, and he was the captain when Maryland claimed the 2005 NCAA Championship in his senior season. His experience as both a professional player and in the USL coaching ranks will prove useful to the Toros as they enter their first season in the league.
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