Valencia, Guillermo

Guillermo "Memo" Valencia | Goalkeeping Coach

Guillermo “Memo” Valencia comes to Portland after spending the past five seasons as the goalkeeper coach for the New York Cosmos, helping the team win three NASL Soccer Bowl championships, while working alongside Giovanni Savarese.

Valencia, who maintains USSF goalkeeping and “A” licenses, has coached goalkeepers for the U.S. Men’s National Team between the U-17 and U-23 levels since 2009.

During his 11-year professional playing career as a goalkeeper in Colombia, Valencia played for America de Cali (1990-1995) and Deportivo Pereira (1995-2001), featuring as a key member of the Pereira side that won the Professional Colombian Soccer Association league championship. Valencia later moved to the United States to compete for the Westchester Flames and the Long Island Rough Riders.