Aron Hyde returns as Atlanta United’s goalkeeper coach in 2019. He was named the club’s inaugural goalkeeper coach on Nov. 13, 2016. Hyde’s leadership helped Atlanta goalkeepers concede the fourth-fewest goals in MLS in 2017 and 2018 and allowed just two goals throughout the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. Additionally, Brad Guzan posted a shutout streak of 541 minutes in 2017– the sixth-longest in league history.
Prior to Atlanta, Hyde spent two years with the U.S. Soccer Federation as a goalkeeper coach, both with the youth and men’s national teams. He also spent six seasons as the goalkeeper coach with Chicago Fire (2010-15). Hyde joined the Fire in 2010 after spending 2009 as an assistant coach with the University of Washington’s men’s team. Prior to joining the Huskies, he worked as the Goalkeeping Coach for Seattle University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, from 2006-09. Hyde previously coached for Seattle-based Emerald City FC where he served as assistant goalkeeper coach and head team coach for two of the boy’s club teams.
A native of Birmingham, England, Hyde’s vast playing experience includes spells with Walsall FC, Millwall FC, and Wycombe Wanderers in England. Stateside, he spent time at Judson College (NAIA). He currently possesses his USSF A and USSF Goalkeeping Licenses, and his UEFA A Coaching License. Hyde earned his master’s degree in Sport Administration and Leadership from Seattle University in 2009.