Assistant Coach: Pablo Moreira
Pablo Moreira (pronounced: MO-ray-rah) is in his first season as Assistant Coach for Columbus Crew SC, having joined the Club on January of this year. Moreira previously worked alongside Caleb Porter at the Portland Timbers as well as at the University of Akron.
Prior to joining Crew SC, Moreira worked for the Portland Timbers from 2013-2017, first joining the Technical Staff as a Video Analyst before taking on the role of Assistant Coach in 2014. While working for Portland, Moreira helped lead the club to an MLS Cup (2015) and a Cascadia Cup (2017).
Moreira served as the Director of Soccer Operations for the University of Akron from 2011-2013, working in a number of areas relating to the daily operation of the program, as well as being the team’s liaison for marketing and promotions. Additionally, Moreira assisted with the coordination of camps and management of equipment. In 2010, he served as a volunteer coach at his alma mater, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.
A Broadview Heights, Ohio native, Moreira played as a forward for the Akron Zips from 2003-2007, making 65 appearances (40 starts). During his time there, Moreira played two seasons under Caleb Porter (2006, 2007) and earned All-Mid-American Conference First Team honors (2006). Moreira also helped the Zips win back-to-back regular-season conference championships (2006, 2007) and two conference tournament titles (2004, 2007). In 2007, Moreira earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business from the University of Akron.
Moreira is the son of former Uruguay international Jose “Chico” Moreira, who played for Uruguayan sides Danubio and Nacional. Moreira speaks Spanish and enjoys drinking mate.