Assistant John Hackworth Leaves US Soccer to take Over Louisville City FC

John Hackworth. Photo by John Dorton/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

USMNT assistant and United States U-17 team head coach John Hackworth decided to resign from all of his U.S. Soccer duties in order to take over United Soccer League champions Louisville City FC.

“I am honored and humbled but mostly just excited to join Louisville City FC,”- said Hackworth in a statement. “It is an opportunity to join one of the most prominent clubs in this country and work with a fantastic group of people who are like-minded in their approach to achieving success in every area we can.”

Hackworth will join Louisville after he finishes the U-17’s training camp in Costa Rica and sign a contract through 2022.

“We are delighted to announce John as our new coach.” – said LCFC chairman John Neace. “He has built an impressive coaching career to this point, and we are excited by his obsession with winning and developing players. He embodies the commitment we all have for the Club and we look forward to the impact of his work as we fulfill our shared ambitions in the years to come.”

John Hackworth started his coaching career at the college level, before joining U.S. Soccer and working on various positions in the U-17 and senior team. He has also had a stint in MLS, coaching Philadelphia Union from 2012 to 2014. With the Union Hackworth posted a 20-23-14 record.