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Javier Robalino - The Strength of Huracan FC
Published Nov 22, 2019

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Javier Robalino has been the head coach of Huracan FC since August 1, 2017.

Robalino, 51, served as an assistant coach for the NY/NJ MetroStars (now NY Red Bulls) in MLS from 1999 to 2002. During this time, the MetroStars were the first team in MLS history to develop a reserve team and academy.  He served as the Reserve team Head coach and Academy coach. He also served as the first team equipment manager and in 2002 as first team tryouts Director. During his years with the NY/NJ MetroStars he worked side by side with Head Coach Octavio Zambrano and Juan Carlos Osorio.

Robalino, as the Reserve team head coach, promoted 10 players to the first team.  In 2000, scouted player Rodrigo Farias who played that year with the reserves. In 2001, Rodrigo was promoted to the first team and finished the season as MLS rookie of the year. 

The MetroStars of MLS finished the 2001 season second in the MLS’s Eastern Division. 

Robalino is well known in the Tampa Bay area as one of the few coaches that has worked in MLS.  He has also coached in several youth clubs in the area and developed one of the most successful adult amateur clubs in Clearwater, FL: The Clearwater International FC “Galactics”, which he coached from 2006 to 2010. 

Robalino holds a USSF B license, obtained in January , 2001.  Additional coaching education include stints in Spain, Ecuador, Brazil, and was the U.S. representative of the prestigious Zico soccer academy of Parana Brazil from January 2000 to 2002.  In the Summer 2008, was named liaison for the Venezuelan U17B National team and Ecuador's national team for their matches in Tampa, FL.

OTHER MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

USASA National Cup, Seattle, Wa, July 2008

  • Men’s open Div. Third place

  • Men’s O40 Div. Champion

 

US Lamar Hunt Cup, Charlotte, NC, June 2008

  • 1st round, lost vs Charlotte Eagle 4-2 of the USL 2nd div.

 

USASA Region 3 Cup, Jacksonville, FL, May 2008 

  • Men’s Open Div. Champions

 

Low country Soccer Festival 2008, Charleston, SC, May 2008  

  • Men’s O40 Champions and Women’s - Open Finalists

 

Florida State Cup 2008, Naples, FL, April 2008

  • Florida Cup Open Men’s Div. Champions

  • Men’s O40 Div. Cup Champions 

  • President’s Cup Finalists

  • Chairman’s Cup Finalists

 

US Men’s Open Florida Cup 2008, Jacksonville, FL, April 2008

  • Florida National Champions

 

Disney World Soccer Classic XV, Orlando, FL, January 2008 

  • Men’s Open Div. Champion

  • O40 Div.  Champions 

 

GASA Jekyll Island Gold Cup, Jekyll Island, GA, September 2007

  • Men’s Open Div. Champion

  • O40 Div. Champions.

 

Disney’s 7vs.7 Soccer Challenge IV, Orlando, FL, August 2007

  • Men’s O40 Runner-ups 

 

Treasure Coast 7-Aside Soccer Tournament, Stuart, FL, August  

  • Men’s Open Div. Champions

  • O30 Div.  Champions 

 

1st Galactics Cup, Oldsmar, FL, August 2007 

  • Men’s Open Div. Champions 

 

Low country Soccer Festival 2007, Charleston, SC, May 2007  

  • Men’s O40 Champions

 

Florida State Cup, Naples, FL, May 2007 

  • Open Div, President’s Cup Champions 

  • O40 Cup Champions