Steve Cherundolo


Steve Cherundolo on the importance of El Trafico

LAFC is set to face LA Galaxy on Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park for the first El Trafico of the 2022 Major League Soccer campaign. The Black & Gold have been successful against their arch-rivals in the past, triumphing over the Galaxy in the 2019 MLS Cup playoffs. But LAFC struggles as the away team, failing to earn a win in their last six meetings at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Steve Cherundolo pleased with LAFC progress but knows things can get better

With their 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday, Los Angeles FC returned to the top of the very young MLS standings. The Black and Gold are showing all the early signs that they'll be title contenders this season, taking 10 points from four games, going unbeaten so far, and scoring nine goals while conceding just two.

Steve Cherundolo reveals why he substituted Carlos Vela in Portland Timbers tie

LAFC head coach Steve Cherundolo explained the reason star forward Carlos Vela exited the pitch after only playing 45 minutes against the Portland Timbers, revealing it was just 'precautionary'. Fans were shocked to see the Mexican forward replaced at half-time after his spectacular display in LAFC’s season opener a week...

LAFC HC Steve Cherundolo talks captaincy, championship expectations

The MLS is officially back. Yesterday, the MLS held their annual panel where head coaches and players across the league take a moment to speak to media ahead of the new season. For LAFC, it was new Head Coach, Steve Cherundolo, who took to the podium to share his thoughts on new signings, recent preseason results, and what he thinks about the high expectations for this club.

Fitness first and foremost for Steve Cherundolo at LAFC

LAFC took the field for the first time in the 2022 campaign this past weekend. Hosting New England Revolution, the black-and-gold set out to re-establish themselves as MLS Cup contenders after failing to make the playoffs last season. The match itself ended in a 1-1 draw. After giving up a...

‘I Love Pressure’ - LAFC Head Coach Steve Cherundolo Prepares For His First MLS Season

LAFC broadcaster and FOX 11 sports anchor Mark Rogondino sat down with LAFC head coach Steve Cherundolo in the middle of his first ever training camp. In a wide-ranging discussion, Cherundolo talks about the challenge ahead in his first MLS coaching job and his excitement about returning to his Southern California roots. Read the rest of the interview below:
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San Diego's Steve Cherundolo now coaching LA's MLS team

SAN DIEGO — Steve Cherundolo grew his soccer roots right here in San Diego. He starred at Mt. Carmel High School and quickly became an exceptional player for the La Jolla Nomads Youth Club, back then the San Diego Nomads. From there Cherundolo put together an illustrious professional career...

LAFC hints moves to come, and Steve Cherundolo talks Carlos Vela

Obviously the focus of LAFC’s press conference on Wednesday was their official unveiling of Steve Cherundolo as the new head coach, but there were very faint hints of what’s to come next for the first team. Lead owner Larry Berg offered no specifics, but basically promised signings are...

LAFC not rebuilding says new head coach Steve Cherundolo

It’s officially official. After months of rumors, wild speculation, and a few tense weeks from fans, LAFC have their head coach for the new era. Steve Cherundolo was introduced on Wednesday as the new head coach for the black and gold. Let’s be brutally honest, regardless of who was...

Max + Vince Podcast #121 | Meet The New Boss With New LAFC Head Coach Steve Cherundolo

It's officially official. Steve Cherundolo is the second head coach in LAFC history. The new boss was presented to the media at a press conference hosted by Max Bretos at Banc of California Stadium. Joined by LAFC GM John Thorrington and owners Larry Berg and Bennett Rosenthal, Cherundolo addressed the media for the first time as head coach. Following the press conference, Max and Vince headed to the LAFC locker room with another special guest, 110 Football Connor Kalopsis, to talk about the new hire and all the big transfer news swirling around MLS these days. Before talking the moves of Ricardo Pepi, Daryl Dike, and Lorenzo Insigne, the guys gave their thoughts on what Cherundolo will bring to LAFC and spoke to some of the concerns fans have expressed. Then it was Cherundolo himself joining the podcast. Max and Vince got a chance to ask about the interview process, find out more about Steve's coaching journey, and get more details on what Steve has planned for LAFC in 2022.
Pasadena Star-News

New LAFC coach Steve Cherundolo plans to maintain continuity amid roster changes

Now “Steve the Successor” gets his turn at the helm of the Los Angeles Football Club. Steve Cherundolo was officially welcomed as the second on-field leader in the club’s five-year history during a press conference at Banc of California Stadium on Wednesday. Cherundolo, 42, has never been...

What They Are Saying About Steve Cherundolo

LAFC head coach Steve Cherundolo played 86 times for the United States Men’s National Team, and is one of only 11 U.S. players to appear on three World Cup rosters. Cherundolo was on the 2002, 2006 and 2010 roster – and played every minute for the U.S. in the 2010 tournament that saw them win their Group and advance to the knock-out stage. Cherundolo is considered one of the top players ever to wear the red, white and blue, and was enshrined in the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in 2021.