Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Alright, Afshin

Pete Vagenas told me once about how his soccer career in Pasadena developed under the guidance of Afshin Ghotbi, who ran a youth club in that area. Afshin has gone on to one of the most varied coaching careers imaginable. I talked with him only a few times when he was the assistant coach of the the Galaxy, and it always struck me how calm and composed he was - in victory or defeat. He definitely seemed like a true tactician of the game.

This article doesn't mention his Galaxy days, but it does explain how Afshin may become Iran's next national team coach.


Dave said...

That's a great story. Thanks for sharing. If he takes his club far or moves to the Iran Nats, it won't be long before a Hollywood screenplay follows. In fact, ignore that - I'll go pitch the story to Paramount myself. :-)

Now we just need to figure out how he can help both governments tone down the rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

from an ex-player under Afshin - good for him! Hope he gets the chance to shine over in Iran!