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Julien Dragomir
Director of Coaching
Teams: 2009 Black (E64), 2011 Black (E64)

Julien Dragomir began his professional career with Benfica Academy in Lisbon, after being scouted as a club player in Phoenix, Arizona.  After many years with Benfica Academy, Julien signed with the Romanian Club, Poli Timisoara. After his time playing in Europe, Julien returned to the United States to play for the Real Salt Lake Academy, in Casa Grande, Arizona and ultimately started his college career at Yavapai Community College. While at Yavapai Community College, Julien was ranked third in the nation in assists (14) and 11th in the nation in goals (19) and helped his team win the conference title in 2012.  After two (2) years with Yavapai Community College, Julien signed with the UNLV Rebels for the 2014-2015 season. After playing for the UNLV Rebels, Julien finished his college career with a successful stint playing for the Montana State University Yellowjackets for the 2015-2016 season.  While at MSU, Julien was named to the D2CCA All-Region team after leading his conference in goals scored. Julien was additionally named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and received first-team all-conference honors. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiological Sciences, Julien returned to playing professional soccer at FC Buffalo and Sporting Arizona.  Julien has been coaching elite level soccer development for six (6) years and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA.  Using his experience in both European clubs and the United States youth and collegiate programs, Julien has developed a unique soccer development program that maximizes touches on the ball while allowing the player to prepare for real game experiences and maximize strategic awareness.

Coachig Experience
  • Phoenix Rising 2009

  • RSL 2009

  • PFA Black 2009 (2020- Present)

  • PFA Black 2011 (2021- Present)

  • PFA Black 2013 (2021- 2022)

Playing Experience
  • Benfica Academy, Lisbon

  • Real Salt Lake Casa Grande

  • Yavapai Community College

  • UNLV Rebels (2014-2015)

  • Montana State University (2015-2016)

  • FC Buffalo

  • Sporting AZ

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