In what is news that I simply didn’t expect today, Kyle Beckerman’s next step has been made official: He’s now the head coach of Utah Valley University’s men’s soccer program, according to a report from KSL.com’s Sean Walker.
Beckerman retired following the 2020 MLS season after a long, storied MLS career. An official announcement is expected this afternoon, according to the report. Interestingly, Beckerman never had a collegiate career — he joined Miami Fusion at 18, and he spent a year at U.S. Soccer’s Bradenton Academy.
UVU’s former men’s soccer head coach, Greg Maas, recently left the program, with an announcement as to his departure coming in late March.
Kyle Beckerman is not the only collegiate coach in his family: His older brother Todd is currently the wrestling coach at Brown University.
We’ll update this story with quotes from Beckerman when the official announcement has been made. Until then, what do you think of this move for the RSL legend?