Aron Hyde most recently was goalkeeper coach with Atlanta United and the Chicago Fire. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
CHICAGO – The U.S. Soccer Federation has appointed Aron Hyde as goalkeeper coach of the U.S. men’s national team, it was announced Friday.
Most recently with Major League Soccer outfit Atlanta United FC, Hyde brings 14 years of coaching experience at the domestic and international level. He served as the goalkeeper coach for the USMNT for the victories against Canada and Cuba in the Concacaf Nations League in November.
Hired by U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Earnie Stewart in conjunction with USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter, Hyde will begin his tenure during the team’s January camp.
“Aron brings a tremendous amount of experience and a knowledge of both the domestic and international landscape,” Stewart said. “He will be a great addition to the senior team staff while also serving as a connector to the rest of our programs.”
Hyde spent three seasons with Atlanta United FC as its first goalkeeper coach. He helped Atlanta goalkeepers concede the fourth-fewest goals in MLS in 2017 and 2018 and allowed two goals throughout the 2018 MLS Cup playoffs. Under Hyde’s tutelage, veteran USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan posted a shutout streak of 541 minutes in 2017, the sixth longest in league history.
Prior to Atlanta, Hyde spent two years with U.S. Soccer as a goalkeeper coach with the USMNT and various youth national teams. He also spent six seasons as the goalkeeper coach with Chicago Fire (2010-15). Hyde joined the Fire in 2010 after spending 2009 as an assistant coach with the University of Washington men’s team.
He served as the goalkeeping coach for Seattle University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, from 2006-09. Hyde had coached for Seattle-based Emerald City FC, where he served as assistant goalkeeper coach and head team coach for two of the club’s boys’ teams.
“We are pleased to add Aron to the technical staff as Goalkeeper Coach,” Berhalter said. “He has extensive knowledge of the American goalkeeper pool and excels on the training field preparing our goalkeepers to perform.”
A native of Birmingham, England, Hyde’s playing experience included spells with Walsall FC, Millwall FC and Wycombe Wanderers in England. He spent time at Judson College (NAIA). He currently possesses a USSF A and USSF goalkeeping license, and a UEFA A coaching license. Hyde earned his master’s degree in Sport Administration and Leadership from Seattle University in 2009.