The Milwaukee Torrent, the only men’s outdoor soccer team that uses professional players in Milwaukee, announced today its new head coach, Carlos “Cacho” Córdoba, who is a former Argentine player who helped Argentine club Boca Juniors win three Argentine First Division Championships before moving to the United States to begin his coaching career. Córdoba played with the Milwaukee Wave and his first professional coaching job was with the Milwaukee Wave. He later went on to serve as the head coach of the Milwaukee Rampage where he led the team to division champions.
Córdoba also served as assistant coach of the Dallas Burn (Major League Soccer), which won the U.S. Open Cup Championship, and he served head coach of the Miami Fusion (Major League Soccer). He also coached soccer legends Diego Maradona, and Agüero.
For the first time in the Milwaukee Torrent’s three-year history, Córdoba fills the role of head coach for Andreas Davi, who will remain Owner of the Milwaukee Torrent. This will allow Davi to build on what he established and continue to grow the Milwaukee Torrent by forming new partnerships with other soccer clubs, sponsors and community organizations.
“We are happy to install Cacho Córdoba as our new head coach,” said Davi. “To continue growing the Milwaukee Torrent as an organization, it was important to bring on someone with, Carlos’ extensive coaching experience. He will bring so much to the Milwaukee Torrent, both on and off the field.”
Currently, Coach Córdoba is the Technical Director for Strike F.C., which he will retain the position of while also taking on Torrent’s coaching duties.
“We are very thankful, and appreciative, of Strike F.C. for allowing us to have Córdoba as a coach” said Davi.
“I was very fortunate to coach some of the very best players in the world such as Valderama, Sergio Agüero and Diego Maradona,” said Córdoba. “I’m excited to be coaching professional players in Milwaukee and bringing my experience as both a player and as a coach to the Milwaukee Torrent.”
Coach Córdoba’s resume also includes impressive stints at Colorado Storm as Director of Coaching, Dallas Texans as Director of Player Development, UW Whitewater’s Women’s Head Coach, San Diego Hornets Head Coach, and Assistant Head Coach to Club Athletic, Tecos and Chivas.
The Milwaukee Torrent strive to ignite a passion for soccer and create a desire to play the game at its highest levels. One of the goals that the Torrent has is to make professional soccer accessible to everyone in the Greater Milwaukee community. The club is an active force for urban initiatives, supporting the youth in the Milwaukee community through partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, as well as Milwaukee Public Schools. The organization works to provide kids with a safe, after-school environment to have fun, build friendships, and enjoy the game of soccer. The Torrent hopes to inspire Milwaukee’s youth as they watch professional soccer teams in the new league.