After retiring, Cabrera started working in Major League Soccer's front office as a community development manager working on Hispanic grassroots and youth programs. He also worked as an assistant coach for Suffolk County Community College men's soccer team. Cabrera is also a coach with top ranked youth soccer club B.W. Gottschee, based in Queens, New York.
Cabrera earned his USSF A Coaching License in 2005 and has been a member of the U.S. Under-18 Men's national team staff since January 2007, serving as an assistant coach. He was named by the United States Soccer Federation as head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team on October 25, 2007. On January 24, 2012, he was replaced in this role by Richie Williams.