Crew Assistant Coach Becomes US Citizen

Former Crew defender and current assistant coach Ricardo Iribarren was sworn in as a United States citizen on Jan. 25. Iribarren, a native of La Plata, Argentina, played for the Crew in 1996 and 1998, appearing in 49 matches in Black & Gold. Following successful stints as a coach in the U.S. (USL Pittsburgh Riverhounds) and Mexico (The American School Foundation), Iribarren returned the Crew as an assistant coach prior to the 2009 season.