Josh Wolff is in his first season with the Crew and joined Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter’s staff on November 20, 2013 after two seasons as an Assistant Coach on Ben Olsen’s staff at D.C. United. Wolff made the transition from the field to the bench as a player/coach in the Nation’s Capital after 15 years in professional soccer both domestically and abroad.
He began his career with the Chicago Fire in the club’s 1998 inaugural – and MLS Cup-winning – season and in just 14 matches scored eight goals, tying him with the Crew’s Jeff Cunningham for a then-MLS rookie scoring record. Wolff would stay with the Men in Red through the end of the 2002 season and took home the 1998 and 2000 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles before he was traded to Kansas City. Wolff posted back-to-back 10-goal seasons in 2004 and 2005 and secured a third U.S. Open Cup title with the then-Wizards in 2004.
In 2007, Wolff signed with Germany’s 1860 Munich and played two seasons alongside Berhalter, who captained the club from 2006-2009. Wolff returned to Kansas City in 2008 and in 2011 was picked-up by D.C. United, where he finished his career before a transitioning to the Black-and-Red’s coaching staff in 2012.
Internationally, Wolff earned 52 caps with the United States Men’s National Team from 1999-2008 and scored nine goals. Wolff helped put Crew Stadium on the map globally in 2001 when he subbed-on for injured Crew legend Brian McBride in the 15th minute and proceeded to score the game-winning goal in the inaugural “Dos a Cero” victory over Mexico in FIFA World Cup Qualifying, held on February 28, 2001 in sub-freezing temperatures. Wolff was a member of the 2002 and 2006 United States FIFA World Cup teams, where he once again linked-up with Berhalter on the global stage.
In his first season as an Assistant Coach with United, the club clinched its first playoff berth since 2007 and held the best home record in MLS.
Prior to his rookie season in MLS, Wolff recorded 21 goals and eight assists in 43 games at the University of South Carolina.
Wolff and his wife Angela have four children –Tyler (ten), Owen (8) Gavin (5) and Ella (3).