Michael Dellorusso

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Michael Dellorusso
Personal information
Full name Michael James Dellorusso
Date of birth (1983-08-22) August 22, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth White Plains, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Chesapeake Dragons 3 (0)
2006–2009 FC Dallas 11 (0)
2006Minnesota Thunder (loan) 3 (0)
2009 Austin Aztex 7 (0)
2009–2010 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 0 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2013 University of Maryland (assistant)
2014–2015 Arizona United SC
2016 Rio Grande Valley Toros (assistant)
2017– Houston Dynamo (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 6, 2009

Michael Dellorusso (born August 22, 1983 in White Plains, New York) is a former American soccer player and is an assistant coach for the Houston Dynamo.



Dellorusso grew up in Columbia, Maryland, attended Wilde Lake High School, and played college soccer at the University of Maryland, College Park from 2001–05. He appeared in 93 games over four seasons, scoring 2 goals and assisting on 20. He was named team captain his junior and senior seasons.

During his college years he also played in the USL Premier Development League for Chesapeake Dragons.


Dellorusso was drafted in the fourth round, 42nd overall, of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. He spent part of his first season on loan with Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division. In 2007, his second year with the team, Dellorusso made his first career MLS start on October 20, 2007 against the Kansas City Wizards in a 2–0 loss. He played the entire 90 minutes of the game at the right back position and would be his only MLS start of the 2007 season. During the 2008 MLS season, Dellorusso was promoted to the senior roster on May 7, 2007 replacing retired defender Alex Yi. He made eight regular season appearances with FC Dallas, starting one game on September 4, 2008 against the Colorado Rapids in a 1–0 loss.

Dellorusso was released by Dallas on July 23, 2009, and subsequently signed for Austin Aztex.[1] He made 7 league appearances for the Aztex before being released at the end of the season.[2]

In November 2009 Dellorusso signed to play professional indoor soccer for Baltimore Blast in the Major Indoor Soccer League during the 2009/10 USL-1 offseason.


Dellorusso was an assistant coach for the University of Maryland men's soccer team from 2010–2013. He was named head coach of Arizona United SC on March 28, 2014.[3] His record was 20 wins, 29 losses and 7 ties in two seasons. On September 25, 2015, United declined to renew his contract.[4]


  1. ^ Aztex add former FC Dallas defender Michael Dello-Russo to squad[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Austin Announces Release Of 14 Players From The 2009 Squad
  3. ^ "Arizona United SC announces head coach; owner explains hire". Odeen Domingo. ODFCnews.com. March 28, 2014. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Arizona United SC Declines to Extend Head Coach Michael Dellorusso's Contract". Arizona United SC. September 25, 2015. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.

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