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Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar named head coach of Seattle NPSL club

NPSL_LOGO_55_mediumSEATTLE, WA – (club press release) Seattle NPSL is proud to announce Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar as the team’s first-ever head coach. In cooperation with Owner/President Victor Perez, Alcaraz-Cuellar will lead the program as it strives to become a successful addition to the Pacific Northwest soccer scene.

“We are excited to have Hugo join as our first head coach,” Perez remarked. “With his help we will be able to grow as an organization, to build and work as one unit, continually raise the level of play, and mold great players into excellent professional athletes.”

Alcaraz-Cuellar is no stranger to the region thanks to ties to both the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders. He brings over 12 years of coaching experience and a strong reputation for playing smart, attractive soccer.

Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar, far right, shows off his 2007 USL Champions medal with the Seattle Sounders. (Jenni Conner)

Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar, far right, shows off his 2007 USL Champions medal with the Seattle Sounders. (Jenni Conner)

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As a player, Alcaraz-Cuellar led both the Timbers and Sounders in assists for multiple seasons, helping the Timbers to a USL First Division Commissioner’s Cup and the Sounders to a USL First Division Championship. He remains the Timbers’ all-time leader in assists with 44. In 2010 Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar was ranked 15th in the USL First Division Top 25 of the Decade, a list of the best and most influential players of the previous ten years.

Alcaraz-Cuellar currently serves as the Boys Coaching Director for FC Alliance, a premier soccer club in Woodinville, Washington.

“I am excited to be the first head coach for this team,” Alcaraz-Cuellar concluded. “I look forward to having the opportunity to provide a competitive environment for hungry and passionate players to develop and grow as players on and off the field.”

He has made community involvement and player development a priority moving forward. Strong collaboration with local youth clubs and providing the highest level of competition are key aspects of his philosophy as a coach and manager.

Earlier: NPSL club coming to Seattle

Hugo wore #77 for the 2007 USL Champion Seattle Sounders. (Jenni Conner)

Hugo wore #77 for the 2007 USL Champion Seattle Sounders. (Jenni Conner)

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This entry was posted on January 4, 2014 by in Adult Leagues, NPSL and tagged , , , .

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