Technical Staff

Nelson Vargas

An accomplished soccer player, Vargas began his career by rising through the youth ranks of Standard Liège. He was drafted by the MLS' Tampa Bay Mutiny in 1996, and played there for two seasons. Vargas was then selected by the Miami Fusion in the 1997 MLS Expansion Draft. He played three seasons with the Fusion and made 54 appearances for the side. Vargas had an impressive playing career in the U.S., having made four international appearances for the U.S. men's senior national team. He also earned caps for the under-17 and under-20 teams. 

Vargaes joined Miami FC before the 2018 NPSL season and helped the team capture three trophies. He will return in 2019 for his second year as a main assistant coach under Dalglish.