Federico Bianchi (soccer)

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Federico Bianchi
Personal information
Full name Federico Bianchi
Date of birth (1983-05-23) May 23, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Pacific Palisades, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
OC Blues Strikers
(Head Coach)
Youth career
2001–2004 Boston University Terriers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Long Island Rough Riders 19 (0)
2007 California Victory 11 (2)
2009 Hollywood United Hitmen 12 (0)
2012 Pali Blues 2 (0)
Teams managed
2011– OC Blues Strikers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 5, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Federico Bianchi (born May 23, 1983 in Pacific Palisades, California) is a former American professional soccer player who is currently the head coach of OC Blues Strikers FC in the USL Premier Development League.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Bianchi attended Pacific Palisades High School, before playing college soccer at Boston University, where he was named MVP for the American East Tournament as a senior in 2004.

Professional[edit]

After spending time playing in the MLS Reserve Division with Los Angeles Galaxy's reserves in 2005,[1] Bianchi signed to play with the Long Island Rough Riders in the USL Second Division in 2006.

Bianchi joined the expansion California Victory in the USL First Division prior to their debut season in 2007,[2] and played in 11 games for the team, scoring 2 goals, before the team folded at the end of the season.

Bianchi was unable to secure a professional contract following Victory's demize, and returned to southern California. After playing for a year in men's amateur leagues in the Los Angeles area, including for Hollywood United in a celebrity charity game against Los Angeles Galaxy,[3] Bianchi signed with the expansion Hollywood United Hitmen in the USL Premier Development League in 2009, and played 12 games for the team in their debut PDL season.

Coaching[edit]

Bianchi is currently the head coach of Los Angeles Blues 23 in the USL Premier Development League, and also the boy's soccer team at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. In 2012 Bianchi led his Crossroads team to their first California state championship. He is also the Head Coach for the Boys U-11 Santa Monica United club.[4]

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