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Rodolfo Zapata
Current Pro coach for Gaborone United in Botswana

Rodolfo Zapata started out as a player in the 2nd Argentinian division. He played as goalkeeper in Huracan, Sportivo Italiano, Club Atlético San Miguel and Cipolletti de Rio Negro. Due to consecutive knee injures, Zapata retired from playing and he embarked on a managerial career.

January 1990, he founded Rolo Zapata Soccer Academy in Bella Vista, Buenos Aires. It is a private training complex for youth, high school and collegiate players. Currently is one of the elites soccer program in Argentina and USA.[1]

2000 coached Alberta Soccer Association in Canada. Shortly after, he was Teacher/Head Coach of United Nations International School in New York City.[2]

Also in New York and New Jersey, he was Head Coach of USA Olympic Development (2001-2009).[3] This program is a national process for identifying and developing the best youth football players, which represent the United States in international competitions, such as the World Cup and the Olympics.

2010 Head Coach of Nigeria Premier League side Sunshine Stars FC,[4][5][6]

2011-2012 Head Coach of MP Black Aces FC in South Africa.[7][8]

On September 2012, he returned to the United States as Director of Coaching and Players Development for the United States Youth Soccer Association in New Jersey. Many of these young players have gone on to represent the USA Youth National Teams in various age categories.[9]