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Brian Goodstein

Head Athletic Trainer

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Biography

Brian Goodstein is entering his fifteenth season with D.C. United as the club's Head Athletic Trainer. His responsibilities cover all aspects of medical care, rehabilitation and sports performance for the team.

Previously he has served one term as vice president and president of PSATS. He was a member of the MLS Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the MLS policy and procedures committee, MLS concussion committee, and is on the editorial board for Training and Conditioning Magazine. In 2007 and 2004, he was honored as the MLS Athletic Trainer of the Year.

Goodstein served as the Director of Sports Performance at Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in 2003. He also served as the head athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Mutiny in 2001. Prior to joining Major League Soccer, Goodstein held a similar position with US Soccer Men's U-17 National Team program in Bradenton, FL, and went to two world championships. He has also worked as an athletic trainer for the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Field Hockey Association.

Goodstein graduated from the University of Delaware in 1995 with a degree in Athletic Training. He earned a Masters in Sports Medicine from California University of Pennsylvania in 1996.

His hobbies included wrestling, racquetball, squash, hiking, biking, and running with his dog. He lives in the District of Columbia with his wife Judy, and son Ryan.

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