Staff

Benfica DC Staff

Davide Gomes

Technical Director
  • Director, International Soccer Schools Program, SL Benfica
  • UEFA B Soccer, UEFA B Futsal; MS, BS Sports Science

Carlos Veloso

  • Head Coach, SL Benfica Academy
  • UEFA B; BS Sports Science

Danilo Melo

  • Head Coach, Elite Training, International, Caixa Futebol Campus
  • Technical Coordinator, Head Coach, SL Benfica International Academies
  • UEFA B; MS, BS Sports Science

Marco Sousa

  • Assistant Coach U19 SL Benfica Fem Academy Team
  • Head Coach, SL Benfica Soccer School Elites
  • UEFA B; BS Sports Science

Pedro Braz

Director of Operations / Coaching
  • Former professional player
  • Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Gallaudet University
  • Former Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Montgomery College
  • USSF B; BS Sociology, Sports Studies, University of New Hampshire‍

Wil Rickets

  • Head Coach, Boys Soccer (Varsity), St. John’s Catholic Prep

Scott Payne

Club Administrator
  • BA Foreign Policy, Louisiana State University; MA International affairs, George Washington University
  • USSF D, Coach, arlington soccer association