hugo perez, sr.

Having long been known as one of the nation’s top, most creative midfielder in U.S

history, Hugo Perez has not only made a name for himself as a player, but also as

established as a coach. Hugo Perez has long shown his immense passion and love for

the game through his work. Hugo Perez, to say the least, has reached depths of which

most coaches have not, not only was he named US Soccer’s Athlete of the Year in

1991, but he was also inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Having retired his

career as a professional player, he went on to share his passion and knowledge through

different means. As a US Youth National Team Coach, he has not only worked, but also

discovered the likes of rising stars such as: Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic and

Mexican National Star, Jonathan Gonzalez. Having also held the position as US

Soccer’s Technical Advisor, Hugo played an instrumental role in the establishment of

the current Developmental Academy System. He currently is also one of the few 75

candidates to hold the USSF Academy Director’s License. Currently Silicon Valley

Soccer Academy’s Development Director for the U15-U19 age group and the head

coach for the U12 team, he, along with Academy Director Gerson Perez, have placed

players from the academy in clubs such as the San Jose Earthquakes, Real Salt Lake,

Portland Timbers, LA Galaxy, Xolos in Mexico, Pachuca, Schalke, & Dortmund in


Director of Coaching and Youth Development (DOC)

Former US International Player and World Cup veteran with 73 caps and 16


Team Member 1984 Summer Olympics and 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup

US Youth National Team Coach U14-U16

National Soccer Hall of Fame Member

US Soccer MVP -1991

US Soccer Technical Advisor, instrumental role in the establishment of the

current Development Academy system

Professional player in the United States, France, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and

El Salvador