Gerry McKeown


Gerry is US Club Soccer’s Boys id² Director, with over 30 years of experience in coaching youth, collegiate, semi-professional, and U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams. Currently, Gerry’s the Coaching Director for the Players Development Academy in New Jersey (since 2001); a consultant for Nike Soccer Sports Marketing Player Scouting (Since 2006); and an Assistant Coach for Rutgers University.

As a collegiate coach, Gerry's career began at Jersey City State College, with stops at Stevens Technical Institute, North Carolina State University (women), Montclair State University, and St Peter’s College. He’s coached semi-professional teams — the Kearny Scots and New Jersey Riptide — as well as Olympic Development Program teams for New Jersey State and Region I. Gerry was also a Staff Coach for the U15 and U18 U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams (2005-2011).

Recently, Gerry was a part of the pilot course of candidates to complete USSF’s newly launched Talent Identification Scouting License; which included 25 candidates selected from the highest levels of youth soccer (e.g., Major League Soccer, US Club Soccer, U.S. Youth National Team Network of Scouts).


Christian Pulisic – Chelsea F.C./Borussia Dortmund
Lynden Gooch – Sunderland A.F.C.
Matt Olosunde – Manchester United
DeAndre Yedlin – Newcastle United F.C.
Jonathon Gonzalez – CF Monterrey
Josh Sargent – SV Werder Bremen
Daniel Barbir – West Bromwich Albion
Colin Fernandez – Chicago Fire
Benny Swanson – Columbus Crew
James Murphy – Sheffield Wednesday F.C.
Emerson Hyndman – A.F.C. Bournemouth

Edwin Lara – Club León
Timothy Weah – PSG/Celtic F.C.
JJ Foe-Nuphaus – Hoffenheim
Tyler Adams – RB Leipzig
Tommy Redding – NY Red Bulls
Ian Harkes – DC United
Corey Baird – Real Salt Lake
Kevin Silva – Hearts F.C.
Carlos Ritaccio – University of Akron
Nick Taitague – FC Schalke
Dan Edelman – PDA

Hawaii Soccer Federation