Contributors to SoccerTech
Peter Mellor, National Technical Director – United Soccer Leagues
Peter Mellor, currently a National Technical Director for United Soccer Leagues (USL), compiled 16 years of goalkeeper experience in the English Premier, 1st and 2nd Division Leagues with Manchester City, Burnley, Fulham and Portsmouth. Peter has used his playing experience to instruct players and coaches, as he developed and implemented the United States Soccer Federation’s week-long National Goalkeeping License for coaches, which is now in its eighth year.
Peter has more than 30 years of coaching experience in the United States at all levels, including in the MLS with Real Salt Lake. He’s also assisted numerous U.S. Men’s National Team coaches and trained the U.S. National Team goalkeepers from the Under-15 age level through the senior team. He has helped guide the U.S. National Teams in several competitions, including six U-17 Men’s World Cups, three U-20 Men’s World Cups and the 2000 Olympic Games.
Some of the notable U.S. goalkeepers that Peter helped develop at the senior and youth levels include Tim Howard, Brad Friedel, Kasey Keller, Nick Rimando and Hope Solo.
Rob Karas, President – SoccerTech
Rob holds a USSF National “A” License, the NSCAA International Premier Diploma, the USSF National Goalkeeper License, the USSF National Youth License, and the NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. Rob played professional soccer for 10 years and has spent a significant amount of time collectively with some of Europe’s best soccer organizations, such as: FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Chievo Verona, Atalanta, AJAX, PSV and Haarlem and Hercules.