Thursday, May 17, 2007

USL1 Coaches: Chiquinho de Assis

I’ve had a terrible time trying to find information about Chiquinho de Assis, the first, and only, coach of Miami FC. Most of what I’ve found has come from the press release that announced his hiring.

Before coaching, de Assis played as an offensive midfielder for a number of brazilian clube from 1970-83.

He has a great reputation for discovering and developing young talent—for example, he’s credited with discovering Dida and Adailton. He’s been a very successful coach in the youth soccer program of the brazilian club Vitoria da Bahia. He’s led them to three Philips Cup Championships and one the Professional Bahai cup twice.

2006, Miami FC/s only year of operation so far, has been quite successful for an expansion team. They played to a 11-11-6 record, and made it to the quarterfinals in the USL1 playoffs. Four games into the 2007 season they’re not doing as well, sporting an 1-3-0 record.

Season League Regular Season Playoffs US Open Cup
2006 USL First Division 5th Quarterfinals 2nd round

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