Liam Gibbs joins the Atletico staff


Liam Gibbs has signed his 2024 contract as our official Goalkeeping Coach for the U21 and U23s.  Liam will also be the Bluebirds Skills Training GK Coordinator this summer beginning mid-May.

Liam is a native of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. He played collegiate soccer at St. Louis Community College and Columbia College (Missouri). He was a two time All American, earned All Conference First Team honors four times and holds the all time record for shutouts at Columbia. He also spent time with the St. Louis Lions (USL League Two). In his youth, Liam played with the Middlesborough FC Adademy.  Liam is currently playing with the St. Louis Ambush. 

Liam had this to say about Club Atletico.

I am excited to join the coaching staff of this exciting team of young college players and I am ready to witness the talent they have to offer this coming summer season. I hope to make an impact with our U21 and U23 goalkeepers and push them to the next level in preparation for their college season.

Further more, with the Bluebirds Skills Youth Training Program , I am excited to meet and coach the future of the club and give them a summer to remember as they progress into older age groups.-Liam

Ricardo Garza also had some kind words to say about Liam adding to his staff this summer.

I'm proud to give Liam an opportunity to share his experience with our guys this summer.  Liam has played JUCO and NAIA which means he utilized his stepping stone to acheive a higher level. Also, Liam has experience playing at the semi-pro level which will help our young goalkeepers alot this summer.  The second opportunity we are happy to share with Liam is the goalkeeper coordinator position within our NEW Bluebirds Skills Training Program.  This summer, players age 6-14 will have the opportunity to train in three specific areas, Finishing, Ball Skills and Goalkeeping.  The Club Atletico players and staff will give a unique expereience to young future Club Atletico players twice a week at the training ground of the Bluebirds beginning this May.  More info to come soon.-Ricardo