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Clyde Watson
 Technical Director


With more than 28 years of professional coaching experience, Clyde Watson is a familiar figure in D.C. area soccer. A prominent member of the Guyana Men's National Team for more than 10 years, Watson graduated from Clemson University, where he was All ACC all four years. Watson served as assistant coach of the Washington Warthogs, Coach of the University of the District of Columbia, and as assistant coach of the WPS's Washington Freedom from 2001-2010. Clyde is one of six members of the ECNL Standards Committee. He was named NSCAA 2007 Youth Girls National Coach of the Year, USYS 2011 Region I Girls Competitive Coach of the Year, VYSA 2011 Virginia Girls Competitive Coach of the Year and 1998 Boys Youth Virginia Coach of the Year. He has coached teams to 13 USYS Virginia State Cups, three USYS Region I Championship titles, a 2011 USYS National Finalist title and a 2007 USYS National Championship title. Clyde holds a USSF "B" License, a UEFA "A", NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and a National Youth License.

 Jamil Walker 

Assistant Technical Director


Jamil has been a member of the MYS coaching staff since 2008 with a proven record of excellence in the club and beyond. Jamil played collegiately at Santa Clara University and upon graduation, was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. In 2005, Jamil was traded to DC United where he played until 2007. Jamil's success with the MYS Hotspur includes 3x US Youth Soccer National Championship appearances (2015, 2016, 2017) capturing the title of Champions in 2016 as well as several USYS Regional appearances and State Cup Champion titles. In 2014, Jamil was honored by the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches of America) as the Youth Boys Coach of the Year. Jamil holds a US Soccer A coaching license.

John Szaro
 Goalkeeper Director


License: USSF National C Playing Experience: Rochester Flash, NY Express 

Coaching Experience: East Region GK Coach, VA ODP Staff GK Coach, Former GK Coach for American University, Adelphi University (mens and women's), Hofstra University, Former Assistant GK Coach for NYIT


Jamil Faryadi 
Age Group Director
U9-U12 Boys and
Programs Director


US Soccer A  & NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Playing Experience: Collegiate and Amateur

Coaching Experience: Over 25 years of Coaching, 7 State Championship, 4 Regional, 2 National Finalists


Jaon Ahmad
Age Group Director
U9-U12 Girls


Jaon currently serves as the U9-U12 Girls Age Group Director and girls head coach; he has coached and developed many successful teams in McLean. He has over 15 years coaching experience and holds the US Soccer B License, United Soccer Coaches National Youth Diploma and the US Soccer National Youth License. He also serves as a state coach for the VYSA Olympic Development Program and as a head coach for VYSA D-ODP. Former roles have included trainer for the Dallas Texans and the Director of Coaching for Reston Soccer.

 Alan Portillo 

Age Group Director
U16-U19 Boys


D License

Playing Experience: Youth Travel Player

Coaching Experience: 6 years


Cindi Harkes
Age Group Director
U16-U19 Girls



Playing Experience:  Woodson HS, U16 Regional / National, UVA (All-ACC and Academy All-American), U19 US Youth National Team, Sheffield Wednesday Ladies, Ilkeston Town Rangers (UK), Maryland Pride (W League Champions)

Coaching Experience:  15 years youth soccer experience, Washington Spirit coach, WT Woodson Hall of Fame, VA/DC Soccer Hall of Fame



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