Miles Joseph | Assistant Coach
The club announced Miles Joseph’s addition to the Portland coaching staff on Aug. 24, 2018, following a two-year stint as an assistant coach for Orlando City SC (2016-18). Joseph was elevated to interim head coach on Aug. 21, 2023, after serving as an assistant coach for the past six seasons (2018-2023) in Portland. It marks the second time he’s been named interim head coach for the club after taking the helm for the team’s 1-1 road draw against the New York Red Bulls on May 7, 2022. During his time in Portland, Joseph, who holds a USSF Pro license, has helped the Timbers to four consecutive MLS postseasons (2018-2021), two MLS Cup finals (2018, 2021) and the MLS is Back Tournament title in 2020. Joseph also assisted the U23 U.S. Men’s National Team, also known as the Olympic team, from 2019-2021.
Prior to his role in Orlando, Joseph was an assistant coach with New York City FC during the club’s inaugural 2015 MLS campaign, where he coached the likes of Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo and David Villa. He began his coaching career in MLS with Real Salt Lake, working with the club from 2010-2014. During that stretch, Joseph was part of the coaching staff that helped RSL advance to MLS Cup in 2013 and finish runners-up for the 2011 Concacaf Champions League title.
As a player, Joseph was selected in the second round (12th overall) of the 1996 MLS College Draft by the MetroStars after four collegiate seasons at Clemson University. Joseph played six seasons in MLS, appearing in 120 matches (67 starts), tallying 11 goals and 21 assists. He played four seasons with the MetroStars (1996-2000) and played his final two seasons in MLS with Columbus Crew SC (2000) and the Dallas Burn (2001). At the international level, Joseph earned three caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team and was also a member of the U.S. men’s soccer team at the 1996 Summer Olympics.