MATEUS MANOEL is entering his 2nd season with Sporting Kansas City as Fitness Coach. His responsibilities cover all aspects of sport performance for the team. In the summer of 2010 he was an Assistant Fitness Coach for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Previously, Mateus had served as Fitness Coach for the Mexican Men’s National Team during the Qualification rounds for the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, working with world renowned coach Sven Goran Eriksson. He then held a full-time position as Performance Specialist with Athletes’ Performance in the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, where he worked with professional athletes from a variety of sports, including NFL, NHL, MLB and Chivas USA and LA Galaxy of the MLS.
During the 2007 and 2008 seasons of MLS, Mateus had assisted with strength and conditioning for D.C. United. Prior to joining MLS, Mateus served as Sports Performance Director for Velocity Sports Performance in Virginia.
Mateus holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from George Washington University, where he was also responsible for the strength and conditioning needs of the Colonials Men’s Varsity Soccer Team. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Maryland - College Park and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mateus was born in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. He lives with his wife Melanie and son Nicolas in Overland Park, KS.