Fernando Clavijo

Fernando Clavijo ( born January 23, 1956 in Maldonado, Uruguay ) is a former American football player and current coach. The former defender is currently Director of Soccer at the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Playing career

Clavijo grew up in Uruguay and came in the late 70s in the United States.

From 1979 to 1981 he played for the New York Apollo, from 1981 to 1983 for the New York Arrows in a row and for many other clubs in the former North American Soccer League ( NASL ). In all, he completed 540 professional games in the U.S. and scored 127 goals.

Between 1990 and 1994 he played in quite high soccer players age for the U.S. national team. He completed 61 caps.

He participated in the U.S. at the 1994 World Cup. 1992 belonged Clavijo to the U.S. squad at the FIFA Futsal World Championship in Hong Kong, as it was runner-up by a 1:4 - final defeat against Brazil.

Coaching career

After his playing career he became a coach. From 2000 to 2002 he was the coach of New England Revolution, 2003 to 2005 he coached the national team of Haiti.

From 2005 to 2008 he was coach of the Colorado Rapids in the MLS (Major League Soccer). He then coached the Miami FC.