Pablo Moreira — Assistant Coach
Pablo Moreira(pronounced: MO-ray-rah) joined the Columbus Crew as an Assistant Coach ahead of the 2019 season. Since arriving, Moreira helped the club win the 2020 MLS Cup and the 2021 Campeones Cup-the clubs first ever international trophy. Moreira became the youngest Assistant Coach in MLS history to win multiple MLS Cups – doing so with two different clubs in each conference.
Prior to joining the Crew, Moreira previously worked alongside Caleb Porter at the Portland Timbers as an Assistant Coach from 2013-2017. Moreira’s first season with the Timbers included a +23-point improvement and a +43 goal-differential increase from the previous season securing a first-place finish in the Western Conference and the club’s first postseason berth. Additionally, Moreira helped lead the Portland Timbers to their first ever MLS Cup Championship in 2015 as well as CONCACAF Champions League appearances in 2014 & 2016, Western Conference Regular Season 1st Place finishes in 2013 & 2017 and a Cascadia Cup in 2017.
Collegiately, Moreira served as an Assistant Coach / Video Analyst at the University of Akron from 2011-2012. During his two seasons with the Zips, Moreira won the Mid-American Conference Regular-Season title in both 2011 and 2012 in addition to the Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship in 2012.
Moreira played as a forward for the Akron Zips from 2003-2007. During his career with the Zips, he earned All-Mid-American Conference honors in 2006 and 2007 playing under Caleb Porter, in addition to winning three Mid-American Conference Regular-Season (2005, 2006, 2007) and Conference Tournament Championships (2004, 2005, 2007).
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Moreira is the son of former Uruguayan International Jose “Chico” Moreira, who in 1980 with club side Nacional went on to capture theSouth American Treblewinning theClub World Cup,Copa Libertadores, and Uruguayan League Title in addition to winning the 1980 Mundialito (Copa de Oro) with his nation of Uruguay.
The Brecksville, Ohio native earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Akron.