Mass United has announced the hiring of Daniel Hristov as club-wide Technical Coach and Assistant Coach for United’s National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) squad.
“When I started to walk I walked with a soccer ball.”
Coach Hristov was born in Bulgaria the son of a soccer referee and has been playing and involved in soccer from the time he could walk, “When I started to walk I walked with a soccer ball.” Hristov grew up playing in Bulgarian Premier League club FC Montana‘s youth system (FC Montana’s wiki page), winning two championships. He attended sports high school and then went on to the National Sports Academy, earning a UEFA ‘B’ coaching license. “A lot of soccer every week, every weekend, almost every day, here and back there. So I grew up with this,” said the obviously devoted Hristov.
Coach Hristov has also given to the game as a referee for the past 17 years, both here in the US and in Bulgaria. His refereeing career has covered all levels of play, having worked the MLS reserve division and WPS, as well as PDL, USL and Academy games. “1500 to 2000 games in total.”
Hristov is optimistic about soccer’s growth in the US, “I want to try to help, with this team, with Mass United.”