Julian de Guzman Named Sporting Director for New York Red Bulls
Julian de Guzman, former captain of Canada’s national team, is appointed as the new sporting director for the New York Red Bulls. With a career spanning various clubs and leagues worldwide, de Guzman brings extensive experience and leadership to his new position.
With an illustrious career spanning nearly two decades, Julian de Guzman brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. From his early days in Olympique de Marseille’s youth program to his tenure as a key figure in Canadian soccer, de Guzman’s journey reflects a deep-rooted passion for the sport and a commitment to excellence.
Prior to joining the Red Bulls, de Guzman made notable contributions to various clubs and organizations. As the founder, managing partner, and president of Simcoe Rovers County FC, he demonstrated his acumen in club management and development. His time as the General Manager of Ottawa Fury Football Club showcased his ability to navigate the intricacies of professional soccer, culminating in a USL Championship playoff appearance in 2019.
De Guzman’s playing career is equally impressive, having graced the pitches of esteemed clubs such as Hannover 96, Deportivo La Coruna, and Toronto FC. As the first-ever Canadian Designated Player in MLS history, he left an indelible mark on the league, capturing the hearts of fans with his skill and tenacity on the field.
Moreover, de Guzman’s contributions to the Canadian National Team are nothing short of remarkable. With 89 appearances and numerous accolades to his name, including being named the Canadian Men’s National Soccer team Player of the Year in 2008, he epitomizes the spirit of leadership and dedication.