Chargers MLS Next Academy

2016-17 Academy Coaching Staff

Roberto Lopez

Development Academy Director
CLICK HERE for Roberto's Bio.

Jim DiNobile

Director of Soccer Operations
CLICK HERE for Jim's Bio.


Andres Arango; U-18 Academy Head Coach – Assistant with both the U-16s and U-14s Game Analysis, Training Sessions, Player Evaluations Scouting, Team Selections.


USSF B License.

Playing Career:
2002-2003 Canada U-20 National Team –
2003 FIFA Youth World Cup, United Arab Emirates
2002-2003 Canada U-23 Olympic Team
2003 Montreal Impact
2004-2006 Toronto Lynx
2007 Montreal Impact
2008-2009 Minnesota Thunder
2010 Minnesota Stars
2011-2013 Tampa Bay Rowdies – NASL

Chargers SC, Tampa U-11 Boys, U-12 Boys & U-14 Boys
Tampa Marauders: Men Amateur, Assistant Coach


Nathan Bender; U-14 Academy Head Coach- Assistant with both the U-16 & U-18 DA. Game Analysis, Training Sessions, Player’s Evaluations, Team Selection.

USSF C License, is already registered to take his USSF “B” License next January.

Playing Career:
Eckerd College
Nottingham, England

Nottingham, England
Eckerd College, Assistant Coach
Chargers SC U-14, U-15 & U-16 NPL


Kevin Clinton; Academy Goalkeeper Coach

Taking his “C” License in January 2016

Playing career:
Tampa Bay Rowdies – Old NASL
Northern Ireland

Brandon FC – Keeper Coach
Chargers SC, Keeper Coach,
worked with and help develop, Zack MacMath (Philadelphia Union & Colorado Rapids), Jeff Attinella (Real Salt Lake, Rowdies) and Bryane Heaberlin (Women U-20s WC Champions, starting Keeper)