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Leo Vega

Leo Vega – Director of Coaching

Leo brings a wealth of experience to Davie United. His knowledge stems from a professional playing career in Uruguay with Danubio FC, CA Penarol and CA Rentistas, before moving on and working extensively in the men’s game at the semi-professional and collegiate levels. Leo is also a Soccer Journalist for El Sentinel and Journalist for ESPN Deportes. Leo holds a USSF “B” License. Vega is a Super Y League ODP Region Coach and Scout, Nova Southeastern University Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach, and has taken teams abroad to face international competition on many occasions As a Director of Coaching for Davie United, Coach Leo is responsible for setting the technical direction for the coaching staff. Coach Leo is fluent inSpanish, Portuguese, Italian and English with comprehension of the French and German language. He can be contacted at info@daviesharks.com

Coaching Experience
2011 – Current   Davie United Soccer Club – Director of Coaching    Davie, FL
1999 – 2013    Nova Southeastern University    Davie, FL    Assistant Coach
2005 – 2011    Weston FC
Boys Program Director (2010 – 2011)
Assistant Director (2005 – 2009)
2004 – 2005    Delray soccer Club    Delray, FL    Director of Coaching
1999 – 2000    Argentinos United    Boca Raton, FL
1997 – 1998    Lauderdale Soccer Club    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1998 – 1997    Uruguay Soccer Club    Miami, FL
1997 – 1995    Soccer Mania    Miami, FL
1996 – 1995    Lauderdale Soccer Club    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1995 – 1992    Ft. Lauderdale Cubs    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1998    Major League Soccer    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

European competition experience:
South Florida Borussia Soccer Academy participates in yearly competitions against first and second division teams in Europe (Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Poland, Rusia, Lithuania, Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic, Turkey, Denmark and Holland). Over 200 players have competed with Leo’s academy from the ages of 17 to 25 yrs. old.

Playing Experience
1981 – 1985    Club Atletico Rentistas    Montevideo, Uruguay    First Division
1982 – 1983    Club Atletico Rentistas    Montevideo, Uruguay    First Division
1980 – 1981    Alto Peru    First Team (Captain)
1979 – 1980    Alto Peru    Montevideo, Uruguay    Second Division
1978 – 1979    Miramar Misiones    First Team
1977 – 1978    C A El Tanque    Montevideo, Uruguay    First  Team
1976 – 1977    El Tanque Sisley    First Team
1975 – 1976    Club Atletico Penarol    Uruguay    First Division (Reserve Team)
1974 – 1975    Danubio Futbol Club    Uruguay    First Division    (Reserve Team)
1971 – 1973    Danubio Futbol Club    Montevideo, Uruguay    Youth Teams

Soccer Coaching Education in Europe:

1999- 2009 Coach Hanns Losmman Soccer Clinics (Werder Bremen F. C -Germany)
2010- Soccer Clinic with Spanish National Team youth staff  Madrid Spain


Matthew Parry – Dir. of Operations

Matthew Parry is currently the Director of Operations at Davie United Soccer Club.

An NSU alumnus, Parry had a stellar four-year career as a Shark. He helped guide the team to a 49-21-6 record during his career and was a co-captain for three seasons. Parry became the first NSU Men’s Soccer All-American when he was a Second Team selection following his junior campaign. He is tied for NSU’s all-time record with 28 career assists and finished his four year NSU career with 22 goals and 72 points.

In addition to his All-American status, Parry was a two-time All-Sunshine State Conference selection and was also named to the NSCAA/Adidas All-South Region Team following his sophomore (First Team), junior (First Team) and senior (Second Team) seasons. Parry was also named the NSU Men’s Soccer Most Valuable Player following his sophomore and senior seasons, and the NSU Male Athlete of the Year in 2003-04. Finally, Parry was inducted into the NSU Athletics Hall of Fame with the class of 2011.

Prior to his time at NSU, Parry’s playing career included stints as the Captain of Arsenal F.C schoolboys and Captain of Norwich City F.C’s Youth Team. He was also a Reserve team member and appeared in the first team squad on three occasions while at Norwich City F.C.

Born in Hitchin, England, Parry received his Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Wellness Studies from NSU in December of 2005 and his Masters degree in Business Administration in August 2009.

Parry holds a USSF “B” License, the NSCAA Premier Diploma and the Level 2 Coaching Certificate from the English FA. He can be contacted at matt@daviesharks.com