Daniel Mendes


Consulting Coach / Minnesota United 2014-17

With more than 20 years professional experience, Daniel’s professional career started at the age of 16. He has played all over the world starting in Brazil with Botafogo, to South Korea, AIK in Sweden, and finally in Minneapolis with the MLS Minnesota United where he had 24 goals. His coaching experience includes the college ranks as an assistant coach at University of Northwestern St. Paul and continued to share his abilities with youth programs throughout central Florida and the US. Daniel holds a category E and F with US Soccer and can still play at a high level. His calm, positive style of coaching and ability to relate to his players is invaluable. Understanding three languages and a deep understanding of soccer worldwide is a big asset to the school.