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A.J. Soares
A.J. Soares
Title: Assistant Coach
Organization: Men's Soccer
Year: Second Season
College: California '10

A.J. Soares joined the Harvard men’s soccer coaching staff prior to the 2013 season as a volunteer assistant. Soares is currently a member of the New England Revolution (MLS) and has been with the Revolution since 2011.

In two full seasons with New England, Soares has started 66 games, totaling three goals and more than 5,700 minutes. A Solana Beach, Calif., native, Soares attended California from 2007-10, starting in 77 games in his time with the Bears. He led the squad to three NCAA tournament appearances (2007, 2008 and 2010), including a run to the national quarterfinals his senior season. He was a two-time all-region selection and a three-time All-Pac 10 pick. In 2010, he was selected as a first-team NSCAA All-American and was named Pac-10 Player of the Year.

Soares holds a sociology degree from Cal and enjoys playing the guitar, yoga and surfing in his spare time.