Former USMNT player and former USMNT assistant coach Mike Sorber officially joins the coaching staff of the Philadelphia Union, the MLS club announced on Friday.
“I’m really pleased to be joining the Union and am looking forward to getting started with the club this year,” Sorber said in a press statement. “I have always admired this organization and the passion that the fans in Philadelphia have for their teams and I’m grateful to play a part in this team’s success going forward.”
Sorber served as a USMNT assistant with Philadelphia head coach John Hackworth with both part of Bob Bradley’s staff for the 2010 World Cup. Sorber last worked in MLS as an assistant with the Montreal Impact in the 2012 season. Sorber has 67 caps with the USMNT from 1992-98 and played in the 1994 World Cup.
“Having worked with Mike before, I know that we not only share a common coaching philosophy, but a level of trust and confidence with each other,” Hackworth said. “He is someone that knows this league very well as both a player and a coach and we’re excited about adding someone to our staff with his knowledge and experience.”
Sorber spent five seasons in MLS, debuting with the Kansas City Wizards in the league’s first season in 1996 and also playing for the NY/NJ MetroStars, New England Revolution, and Chicago Fire. He retired following the 2000 MLS season.