Head Coach Shaun Tsakiris

U.S. Soccer named Shaun Tsakiris head coach of the U-16 Boys’ National Team in early 2016.

A former Major League Soccer player, Tsakiris was picked up by the New England Revolution in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft after playing for UCLA. The following year, he played for the Rochester Rhinos in the USL A-League, appearing in 42 matches and earning one goal, until 2005.

Tsakiris is no stranger to U.S. Youth National Teams. He was part of the U-20 MNT that participated in the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Tsakiris also made appearances for the U-17 and U-18 MNT.

Starting in 2004, Tsakiris headed the De Anza Force Soccer Club. In 2007, he began coaching the U-16 De Anza force USSF Development Academy.