Pablo Mastroeni, 43, joins the Dynamo coaching staff after serving as the head coach of the Colorado Rapids from 2013 to 2017. The former defensive midfielder played with the Rapids for more than 11 years before joining the LA Galaxy, where he spent the 2013 season. As a head coach in MLS, Mastroeni led the Rapids to their best regular-season record of all time with a franchise record of 58 points in 2016. The 43-year-old holds a U.S. Soccer Federation PRO License and graduated from the program with current Dynamo head coach Tab Ramos in 2016.
As a player with Colorado, Mastroeni was a long-time captain reaching several milestones with the club. He currently holds the club record for most games played with 225, most games started with 217 and most minutes played with 18,669 minutes.
The Argentinian-American is fluent in Spanish and brings international experience to the club having played for the U.S. Men’s National Team for eight years, making his debut in 2001. Mastroeni was named to the squad that played in the FIFA World Cup in 2002 and 2006. During his World Cup debut in 2002, he was a part of the starting lineup that defeated Portugal 3-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament.