Jose Botello

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Jose Botello
Personal information
Full name Jose Botello
Date of birth (1976-04-24) April 24, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Hollywood United Hitmen (head coach)
Youth career
1994–1995 East Los Angeles Huskies
1996 Los Angeles Golden Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 (0)
1997 Orange County Zodiac (loan) 9 (1)
1998 MLS Pro 40 (loan) 16 (2)
1999 MLS Pro 40 (loan) 9 (13)
1999 Orange County Zodiac (loan) 1 (0)
2000 Orange County Waves
2001–2003 Inter Tijuana
Teams managed
2010– Hollywood United Hitmen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2009.

Jose Botello (born April 24, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American soccer player. He is currently the head coach of the Hollywood United Hitmen in the USL Premier Development League.



Botello played college soccer at East Los Angeles College and at California State University, Los Angeles.


Botello signed a Project-40 contract with Major League Soccer in 1997, and was assigned to the Los Angeles Galaxy. He played in 10 MLS games for Galaxy in his three years with the team, but never truly established himself as a regular starter, and was waived at the end of the 1999 season.[1] After being released by Galaxy, Botello played for Orange County Waves in the old A-League, and for Inter Tijuana in Mexico, before retiring from top flight competitive soccer in the mid-2000s. He went on to play for the L.A. Blues team in various amateur leagues in the Los Angeles area, and won several local cups and leagues between 2005 and 2009.


Botello worked a coach for Southern California youth soccer organization Legends FC, alongside fellow ex-Galaxy player Alex Bengard.[2] He was hired as head coach of the Hollywood United Hitmen in the USL Premier Development League in 2010.


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