Marcelo Neveleff leaves post as Orlando City Academy director to lead Dominican Republic national team


Photo: Austin David, Orlando Soccer Journal

Marcelo Neveleff has left his job as director of the Orlando City Academy after accepting an offer to become the head coach of the Dominican Republic national team, the Orlando Soccer Journal has learned.

Neveleff joined Orlando City in mid-2019 after spending time as an assistant coach with the New England Revolution. During his time with Orlando, he spearheaded the academy’s shakeup with the relocation of the academy from Montverde Academy in Lake County to Kissimmee in Osceola County, centralizing the club’s youth initiative under one roof with the MLS first team.

The Argentine led Orlando City B during the 2020 USL League One season, and coached the team’s UPSL squad OC Academy 23 team in 2021.

U-17 head coach Javier Carrillo will serve as interim academy director until a new one is appointed, a person with knowledge of the information told the OSJ. Carrillo also served as the assistant academy director under Neveleff.

Neveleff leaves the Academy having promoted a record 8 players to Homegrown deals with the MLS first-team

3 – 2020: David Loera, Jordan Bender, Michael Halliday

3 – 2021: Wilfredo Rivera, Thomas Williams, Raul Aguilera

1 – 2022: Alex Freeman

1 – 2023: Favian Loyola

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