Technical Staff

Alecko Eskandarian

Assistant Coach

Prior to joining the club, Eskandarian most recently served as the Philadelphia Union's Youth Technical Director. Before that he enjoyed a successful MLS career, where he played for DC United, Toronto FC, Real Salt Lake, Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy. In 2004, he won MLS Cup with DC United and was named MLS Cup MVP. Eskandarian retired in 2010 from concussion-related symptoms.

In his career, Eskandarian played a total of 136 matches in MLS, scoring 36 goals and he was twice named an MLS All-Star. Eskandarian represented the U.S. Men's National Team once in 2003 in a match against Wales. He is also the son of the legendary Cosmos defender Andranik Eskandarian who played for the Cosmos from 1978-84 and was a regular fixture at Cosmos practices as a child.

Eskandarian was the 2000 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year at Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey. He also won the Hermann Trophy, awarded to the best college player in the country, in 2002 while at the University of Virginia. In 2003, DC United selected Eskandarian with the first overall pick in the 2003 MLS Superdraft.

He joined the Cosmos as an assistant coach on Feb. 1, 2013. On April 30, 2015 it was announced that Eskandarian, in addition to his duties as first team assistant coach, would become the head coach of New York Cosmos B for the reserve side's inaugural season in the National Premier Soccer League. He led the team to an undefeated regular season, culminating in a thrilling 3-2 win over Chattanooga FC in the NPSL Championship on Aug. 8 in front of a league-record crowd of 18,227.

Eskandarian has a USSF A coaching license. 

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