Video Analyst: Liviu Bird

Liviu Bird is in his first season as Video Performance Analyst for Columbus Crew SC. Bird joins Crew SC after spending 2019 as an assistant coach for Seattle Sounders FC’s Under-23 squad and serving as the technical director and youth coach for Kitsap Alliance FC. In his current role, Bird works with Crew SC’s technical staff to analyze training and match videos, as well as scouting opponents.

Bird’s previous experience includes working as the Head Coach for the Kitsap SC Pumas of the National Premier Soccer League and as the Interim Head Coach for Trinity Lutheran College. Additionally, Bird served as an assistant coach at Tacoma Community College, Edmonds Community College and Lakeside High School.

A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, Bird earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication there, while playing for the men’s soccer team from 2010-2012. Bird’s other playing experience includes playing for the Kitsap Pumas (2009, 2012) and the North Sound Seawolves (2011) of USL League Two, as well as Highline College (2008-2010).