Curt Onalfo
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Revolution hire Curt Onalfo as technical director

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have hired Curt Onalfo as technical director. Onalfo, the former head coach of three MLS clubs with the Kansas City Wizards (2007-09), D.C. United (2010), and most recently the LA Galaxy (2017), adds his 20 years of coaching and player development experience to the club. He will report directly to Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena.

“I am very pleased to add Curt to our technical staff as we continue to build the soccer organization in New England,” Arena said. “Having worked with Curt for many years, I know his vast knowledge and experience in the game will make him an immediate asset to the club.”

Onalfo joins the Revolution after more than six years in multiple posts with the LA Galaxy from 2011-17, where he worked alongside Arena as an assistant coach from 2011-14, and as the inaugural head coach of the club’s USL side, LA Galaxy II, from 2014-16. He led “Los Dos” to an overall record of 46-29-20 during his three seasons at the helm, leading the developmental side to a Western Conference title in 2015. Onalfo was then named the Galaxy’s eighth head coach in club history ahead of the 2017 season, after Arena’s return to the U.S. Men’s National Team, and coached the club for the first 20 games of the campaign. Since then, he has remained in the Los Angeles area and was appointed technical director of FRAM Soccer Club in July 2018.

Prior to joining the Galaxy, Onalfo also served as head coach with two other MLS clubs: D.C. United in 2010 and the Kansas City Wizards from 2007-09. The Sao Paulo, Brazil native and Ridgefield, Conn. product managed the Black and Red for the first 18 games of the 2010 campaign in his second stint with the club. His tenure in Kansas City began in November 2006, when he was hired by Peter Vermes to lead the Wizards back to the postseason after a two-year drought. Onalfo amassed a 27-29-22 mark over his two-plus seasons in charge, and guided the club to a Western Conference Finals berth in 2007 before an exit in the Semifinals in 2008.

A former United States international as a player, Onalfo spent several years as an assistant on Arena’s staff with the U.S. Men’s National Team from 2002-07, working primarily with the senior team as well as the Under-23s in 2002. He was an assistant on both of Arena’s World Cup staffs in 2002 and 2006. Before joining the USMNT, Onalfo began his coaching career with D.C. United from 2000-02, working under Thomas Rongen -- and later Ray Hudson -- as an assistant. He also briefly served in an interim head coaching role with D.C. in 2001.

A graduate of Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, Onalfo played his collegiate soccer under Arena at the University of Virginia. In four years with the Cavaliers from 1987-90, Onalfo and Arena claimed the 1989 College Cup and 1988 ACC title. At the professional level, he played in Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy (1996), San Jose Clash (1997), and D.C. United (1998-99), in addition to multiple loan stints. An eighth-round pick (74th overall) of the Galaxy in the inaugural 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft, Onalfo featured in more than half of the club’s games that year, and made a substitute appearance in the 1996 MLS Cup. His professional career began in 1991 with La Ciotat, then in France’s fifth division, before a battle with Hodgkin’s disease disrupted his career. He went on to play for the Connecticut Wolves in the USISL in 1994 and 1995 before signing with MLS. 

Curt Onalfo’s Coaching Background

New England Revolution (Technical Director)

2019-Present

LA Galaxy (Head Coach)

LA Galaxy II (Head Coach)

LA Galaxy (Assistant coach)

2017

2014-16

2011-14

D.C. United (Head Coach)

2010

Kansas City Wizards (Head Coach)

2007-09

United States Men’s National Team (Assistant Coach)

2003-07

United States U-23 Men's National Team (Assistant Coach)

2002

D.C. United (Assistant Coach)

D.C. United (Interim Head Coach)

2000-02

2001