Luiz Muzzi

EVP OF SOCCER OPS

Luiz Muzzi was brought to Orlando City in January 2019. Muzzi oversees soccer operations for Orlando City of MLS, including the management of all players related matters, scouting efforts and overall team administration. Muzzi came to Orlando after serving six years with FC Dallas in multiple soccer operations roles, overseeing all aspects of player personnel, scouting and team administration.

While in Frisco, Muzzi built a roster that reached the MLS playoffs four out of the past five seasons, including two Western Conference Semifinal appearances and a Western Conference Final appearance in 2015. During that span, FC Dallas finished the MLS regular season in first place in 2015 and 2016, and also won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and claimed the MLS Supporters’ Shield for the first time in club history in 2016. Muzzi was integral in building one of the most dominant developmental academies in North America, while setting numerous MLS Homegrown records, with FC Dallas.


 

Marcelo Neveleff 

OCB HEAD COACH & ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Marcelo Neveleff was named the Orlando City B Head Coach on December 20, 2019. As Orlando City's Academy Director, Neveleff is also responsible for overseeing the Club's development pyramid while serving at the helm for its United Soccer League (USL) League One side.

Neveleff joined the Club in May of 2019 from the New England Revolution, where he had served as the first team assistant coach since 2017. During his time in New England, Neveleff worked with U.S. Soccer as both a technical advisor for the Boys’ Development Academy and as an assistant for the U-20 Men’s National Team. In 2017, he was part of a staff that helped lead the U-20s to win the CONCACAF U-20 Championship. In 2018 he helped coach the USMNT U-20 team that won the CONCACAF tournament and reached the quarterfinals of U-20 World Cup in Poland. Neveleff was the Head Coach at Jorge Wilstermann in Bolivia where he coached the first Bolivian club to ever play in a Copa Libertadores. In 2012 Neveleff led another Bolivian club, Aurora, to a Copa Sudamericana.

Neveleff collaborated with Orlando City Head Coach Oscar Pareja when the new Lions’ manager was with FC Dallas and Neveleff was the Head Coach of Andromeda FC, a former youth club based out of Plano, Texas.


 

Javier Carrillo

ASSISTANT ACADEMY DIRECTOR & U17 HEAD COACH

A native of Lima, Peru, Carrillo attended Florida Atlantic University graduating with a double-major in International Business & Trade, and Marketing then continued to pursue a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Carrillo currently holds a USSF A license.

Javier Carrilo has led his teams to win multiple championships - FYSA State Cup Championship, USYS Southern Regional Championship, USYS Region III Premier League, Danone Cup and the International tournament Torneo Elio Serilli in Rome, Italy. In 2016, Florida Youth Soccer recognized Carrillo as the FYSA Coach of the Year. In 2015, joined US Soccer as a national team scout under the leadership of Marcelo Neveleff. Carrillo was responsible for identifying talented prospects for the US youth national camps and later joined the Olympic Development Program Region III (ODP) as a staff member. In 2016 was named as the Head Coach for Storm FC - NPSL pro team. In 2017, Carrillo joined the USSDA Weston FC as the 2005 Boys Head Coach promoting numerous players to MLS academies and well known European Academies as FC Barcelona.

In 2019, joined Orlando City SC as the Assistant Academy Director and U17 Head Coach. Carrillo is currently expanding his personal development as a member of the Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL) course offered by MLS and the French Football Federation.


 

Roberto Sibaja

U15 HEAD COACH

Roberto Sibaja is a native of Alajuela, Costa Rica where he played in Liga Deportiva Alajuelense youth divisions for many years. In 2001, he was recruited for the U-20 Costa Rican National Team to compete in the World Cup in Argentina. He played collegiate soccer for Life University from 1999 to 2003, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition.

Roberto graduated with a Masters in Sports Health Science and Nutrition from Life University in 2009. He coached at various Metro Atlanta youth organizations, training teams and holding head coaching positions through 2007. In 2007, he began to work for Norcross Soccer Academy which then merged with United Futbol Academy (2014).

He was a Technical Director for the Developmental Academy as well as a Branch Director until 2019. Currently works for Orlando City Soccer Club as an Academy Head Coach and also served as the interim head coach for Orlando City B in 2019.


 

Ryan Rademacher

U17 ASSISTANT COACH

Rademacher played collegiate soccer at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Marketing.

After spending six and half years with the New York Red Bulls’ pre academy and academy programs, Rademacher joined Orlando City in the fall of 2018. Ryan Rademacher currently holds the position of assistant coach for the U17 team.


 

Chris Konopka

GOALKEEPING COACH

While in school, Konopka started all four years at Providence College and was an All-Big East Selection in 2006. In 2007, he was drafted by Kansas City, becoming the 1st player from Providence College drafted by an MLS Club.

On the field, Konopka had a professional playing career that spanned over 13 years, playing in the MLS for Kansas City, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia, Toronto FC, Portland, and Minnesota in that time. In 2015, he was a finalist for MLS Comeback Player of the Year, leading Toronto to its first ever MLS Cup Playoff appearance in the clubs’ 10-year history, setting the record for most club wins in a season. Also played five seasons abroad in the Irish Premier League (Bohemians FC), Scottish Premier League (Ross County FC), and English Championship (Cardiff City FC), winning two FAI Cups, one Irish Premier League Title (being the only American to win the Irish Double), one Scottish League Cup, and promotion to the English Premier League in 2018 with Cardiff City.

During his playing days, Konopka remained involved with coaching at the highest level. Konopka has coached the academy goalkeepers while playing for the first teams of Philadelphia Union (MLS), Toronto FC (MLS), and Cardiff City FC (UK). Has coached at top NCAA Division 1 Men's programs such as UCF, UPenn, Monmouth, and St. Joseph’s University. Also has recently been named the United States Boys U-14 National Team Goalkeeper Coach.


 

Andres Luna

SCOUT AND U15 ASSISTANT COACH

A former 10-year international player for the USA Deaf Men National Team, Luna brings an incredible range of experiences and knowledge to the Academy Program. Luna's coaching background includes seven years of scouting, developing and preparing youth players to play for the academy at Weston FC in South Florida. Luna moved to Central Florida in 2017 to coach Pre-Academy teams at Florida Rush and spent two years there developing and preparing youth players to play for the Academy at Florida Rush.

Luna holds a USSF 'B' Coaching License, FA Level 1 Talent Identification certification, and Professional Football Scouting Association Level 2 certification.


 

Andres Gonzalez

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

Born in Córdoba, Argentina, Gonzalez attended the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. Gonzalez joined Orlando City in 2018 as the Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach.


 

Blake Descenti

ATHLETIC TRAINER

A Florida native, Descenti joined the military for four years and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training at the University of Central Florida. Descenti decided to further his education and obtained a Master's Degree at Liberty University. After spending one full year with the Orlando City first team, Descenti was named the Orlando City Academy athletic trainer.


 

Antonio Cardone

ACADEMY ADMINISTRATOR

Upon graduating from Cardinal Gibbons High School in 2012, Cardone attended the University of Central Florida for his undergrad and earned a B.S.B.A with a concentration in Finance in 2016 and an MBA in Sports Management at Florida Atlantic University.

Shortly after graduating from UCF, Cardone joined the coaching staff at Cardinal Gibbons HS as the JV Head Coach for the 2016 & 2017 seasons while holding positions with the Game Day Operations staff at the Miami Dolphins and a Digital Media intern for the Evert Tennis Academy.

Cardone was brought on board with the Orlando City Academy in 2018 as the Development Academy Teams Administrator in 2018.


 

Nathan Hernandez

EQUIPMENT MANAGER