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John Pascarella

Head Coach, Menace PDL

John Pascarella is a former Major League Soccer coach and player who was announced as the Menace's head coach in January 2017.

Pascarella comes from Sporting Kansas City, where he was an assistant coach from 2009 to 2016 and was part of SKC's runs to the 2013 MLS Cup and and the 2012 and 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles. A former goalkeeper, Pascarella was part of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first two seasons of MLS.

A New Jersey native and a Penn State graduate, Pascarella has “A” coaching licenses from the United States Soccer Federation and from the Union of European Football Associations.

His professional playing career began in Peru (1989-92) and continued with the Richmond Kickers in the 1994 A-League season. His final two seasons were with the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first two years of Major League Soccer. In 1996, he was the backup goalkeeper in the inaugural MLS Cup – a 3-2 win for DC United.


John Pascarella
Born: July 20, 1966 in Vineland, N.J.
Wife: Lisa (Married Sept. 19, 1992)
Children: Daughters Kara (17), Cassie (16) and Jordan (12); son John-Patrick (14)
Education: Penn State (B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, 1989)



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