Desmond Armstrong, former player and member of the U.S. Men’s National Team
US Soccer National Hall of Famer: Desmond Armstrong. His induction to the Hall of Fame says it all. Along with an outstanding playing career, including seven years with the U.S. Men’s National Team (1987-1994, 81 caps) and World Cup ‘90 in Italy, Desmond has achieved success at every level of coaching. He has won championships at the State, Regional and National levels as well as served on the technical coaching staffs of several MLS clubs.
One of Desmond’s strengths within the coaching realm is identifying talent and moving that talent onto the college, professional and international stage. He has also served on the Board of Directors for US Soccer and United Soccer Coaches, (USC) formerly known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), providing a unique perspective on the landscape of soccer in the United States.
Desmond is a native of Washington, D.C., and graduate of the University of Maryland. Today he lives in East Nashville, directing the Heroes FA youth soccer club and East Nashville rec league. Alumni include Jacob Shaffelburg (Nashville SC), Wil Trapp (Minnesota United), Felipe Hernandez (Sporting Kansas City) and two of his children, Ezra and Dida, both with new MLS entry St. Louis SC. He is the proud father of seven.