FC Dallas academy director Luchi Gonzalez has been promoted to head coach, making him the eighth head coach in the teams history, the club announced Sunday.
Luchi is an outstanding teacher, a smart tactician and has a keen understanding of what it takes to build a successful team, FC Dallas Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement released by the club.
Pareja was also elevated from an academy director position, moving from FCDs academy in 2012 to coach the Colorado Rapids before returning to Dallas in 2014.
Since joining FC Dallas, Luchi has proven himself to be a championship-caliber coach within our Academy who has incredible knowledge of the game on every level, FC Dallas President Dan Hunt said.
Gonzalez was the under-16 youth coach for Dallas until 2015 when the team promoted him to academy director.