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.