LFC IA - STL is excited to announce that Alonso Saavedra has joined our staff in the role of Head Goalkeeping Coach.
Saavedra, originally from Mexico, was a former professional goalkeeper playing for both Atlas and Cruz Azul in Mexico. Saavedra was also a member of both the Mexican Futsal and Beach Soccer National Teams during his playing career.
"It was a long process to find a goalkeeping coach with the background and quality of Alonso." stated Academy Director Daniel Olstad. "It was important to me not to just bring any coach in, but to ensure the coach we brought in to work with our goalkeepers was at the highest level and that their values matched those of the club. Bringing Alonso in to coach our goalkeepers shows the overall ambition of our program and shows the commitment we have to providing the best environment we can. Sometimes these things take a little longer than we'd like but as the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait."
Coach Saavedra will begin his coaching with LFC IA - STL on August 30th, upon his return from a coaching visit to Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. More details on times and locations of sessions will be confirmed in the following days.