The New England Revolution have hired Dave van den Bergh to be an assistant coach. Van den Bergh will join Bruce Arena’s staff on Jul. 1. This is a reunion of sorts as Van den Bergh played for Arena in 2007 while both were part of the New York Red Bulls.
“Dave’s blend of experience playing in MLS and Europe, and coaching throughout the United States Youth National Team system, will serve him exceptionally well as an assistant coach here in New England,” Revolution Head Coach and Sporting Director Bruce Arena said. “We have a relationship dating back more than a decade, and I’m looking forward to seeing Dave bring his acumen, work ethic, and passion for the game to our staff.”
Van den Bergh, 43, was most recently an assistant coach for the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team (2010-16, 2019). He also spent time as the head coach of the Under-19 Men’s National Team (2018) and Under-15 Men’s National Team (2016-18).
Van Den Bergh’s playing career spanned from 1995-2009, during which he featured in the Dutch Eredivisie, La Liga, and Major League Soccer. He played for Ajax, Rayo Vallecano, FC Utrecht, Kansas City Wizards, New York Red Bulls, and FC Dallas. He also earned two caps for Netherlands, both coming in 2004.