SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes today announced that the club has hired Adin Brown as goalkeeper coach ahead of the 2023 Major League Soccer season. He will serve under incoming head coach Luchi Gonzalez, who is currently an assistant coach with the U.S. National Team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“I’m excited to welcome Adin back to the Bay Area,” said Earthquakes General Manager Chris Leitch. “He’s got an excellent track record of success developing goalkeepers. He also brings a wealth of MLS experience and helped the Portland Timbers win MLS Cup in 2015.”
Brown most recently served as goalkeeper coach for Chicago Fire FC (2020-22), where he helped develop teenager Gabriel ‘Gaga’ Slonina into one of MLS’s best young players before securing a transfer to Chelsea FC for up to $15 million – a league record for a goalkeeper. Prior to joining Chicago, Brown was goalkeeper coach for the Portland Timbers (2015-17) and Timbers2 (2018-19) and helped the club win its first MLS Cup championship in 2015. He was also goalkeeper coach for the University of Portland men’s soccer team from 2013-15.
A native of Pleasant Hill, Calif., and graduate of De La Salle High School, Brown attended the College of William and Mary and became just the third goalkeeper in NCAA history to be named a First-Team All-American twice. He was also the United States’ starting keeper throughout qualification for the 2000 Summer Olympics but missed the competition due to injury. Brown was the third-overall selection in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft and ultimately made 85 MLS appearances for Colorado, Tampa Bay, New England, and Portland, while also spending four and a half years playing in Norway (2005-09).
More information about the club’s full technical staff will be announced later.