Des McAleenan

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Des McAleenan
Personal information
Full name Desmond McAleenan
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1988–1992 Central Connecticut State University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Connecticut Wolves
1996 Albany Alleycats
Teams managed
2002–2011 New York Red Bulls (Asst/Goalkeeping Coach)
2011– Al-Hilal FC (Goalkeeping Coach)
2016 US Mens National Team "(U20, U18 Goalkeeper Coach)"
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Des McAleenan was the goalkeeping coach for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. Born in Ireland, he was with the MetroStars franchise from 2002 until his firing on 28 February 2011.[1] He played his schoolboy football with Stella Maris. Has coached world-class goalkeepers including Tim Howard, before his move to Manchester United, and US full internationals Tony Meola and Jonny Walker. McAleenan also coached the boy's varsity soccer team at Newington High School in Newington, CT.


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