Assistant Coach JOHN PASCARELLA played professionally for nine seasons before beginning his coaching career in 1998 at the University of Maryland. Pascarella played club soccer with Sporting Kansas City Technical Director Peter Vermes. His playing experience took him to Peru before he returned to the United States to play in the A-League and MLS.
Once his playing career was over, Pascarella began coaching as a member of Sasho Cirovski’s staff at Maryland. He then went on to work in Northern Virginia youth soccer circles as a high school coach and Olympic Development Program coach before becoming the Head Coach and Technical Director of the Northern Virginia Royals of the USL’s Premier Development League for two seasons.
Pascarella joined Kansas City's technical staff in 2009 and was a goalkeeper and fitness coach until 2011, when he became an assistant. He is married and has four children.