Staff Spotlight – Jamil Faryadi

The word “challenge” holds simple meaning to most. But to Jamil Faryadi it encompasses his journey in life, and in particular the sport of soccer. As a McLean coach and U9-U12 Boys Age Group Director, “challenge” for him means something on and off the field. To challenge a player, or challenge the ball, or challenging …

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MYS Alum Making NWSL History

McLean alum Madison Hammond has been through a whirlwind of publicity in the last few weeks. Her debut in the National Women’s Soccer League is more than a personal achievement — she’s now also the first player of Native American descent to sign a contract and step on the field for the league. With her first…

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Staff Spotlight – Clyde Watson

There are few people more well-known in the DMV soccer community than Clyde Watson. Currently MYS’s Technical Director, his career has spanned a handful of different roles — from playing and coaching at the professional level to working with young players like his current U12s — and as a result, Clyde has impacted the lives…

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Staff Spotlight – Farzad Mahmoudpour

“Watch me.” If you’ve ever been around Farzad Mahmoudpour on the field, you’ve seen him jumping into drills and demonstrating every activity. He does it with precision and attention to detail — showing his players exactly what’s expected of them. For him, showing is the ultimate form of coaching. “Observation is the best thing,” he…

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