Kevin McCarthy will run the youth development show at the Downtown United Soccer Club. (Photo courtesy of DUSC)

Downtown United Soccer Club Wednesday announced the appointment of Kevin McCarthy as director of youth development.

McCarthy brings a wealth of experience to DUSC. GHe won Ivy League titles as coach in Columbia University’s women’s and men’s programs and was selected for a National Soccer Coaches Association of America coach of year award.

He serves on the NY Leadership Council for the U.S. Soccer Foundation and was a founding director of Next Gen USA and the NYC Soccer Academy.

“Manhattan has been my home for over 30 years and I have navigated the NYC soccer scene as a player, coach, board member, volunteer and parent,” McCarthy said in a statement. “DUSC is already a model for holistic and inclusive player development in NYC so I am excited to be involved in supporting and growing the progressive platform of programs that DUSC operates. I am passionate about bringing my value-based approach to DUSC and my initial goal is to build on the strong and positive soccer developmental experience for all the DUSC stakeholders: players, parents, coaches and employees.”

DUSC general manager Tom Frambach welcomes McCarthy aboard.

“Kevin will be a great addition to the team,” he said in a press release. “His network within NYC and his experience at the collegiate level with both men and women will be a tremendous asset to our players and community at DUSC.”