February 9, 2016
MEET THE NEW BOSS
Ex-Red Bull van den Bergh named U.S. U-15 boys coach
CHICAGO -- Former Red Bulls midfielder Dave van den Bergh has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-15 Boys tational team.
Van den Bergh, who played with the Red Bulls from 2007-2008 and was an integral part of their miracle run to the 2008 MLS Cup, will undertake double duty as he continues to be a Development Academy technical advisor, while heading the U-15’s. He has worked as an assistant coach for the U-20 national side.
The Amsterdam, Netherlands native played his youth career with Ajax before switching to play for Rayo Vallecano, helping the team get promoted to the Primera División, while also helping earn the clubs first UEFA Cup qualification.
Van den Bergh spent most of this career with Utrect in the Netherlands, leading his team to five consecutive UEFA Cup appearances.
In Major League Soccer, van den Bergh played for the Kansas City Wizards before being traded to the Red Bulls. In 2007, he led the Red Bulls with eight assists. In 2008, his lone goal in a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference final boosted New York into the cup final. He ended his professional career with FC Dallas in 2009 with 30 caps and three goals in his final season.
He represented the Netherlands in the 1995 FIFA U-20 World Cup and was capped twice with the senior team in 2004.