Welcome To Pachuca

The Pachuca Futbol Club USA, Inc. is a non-profit organization created in April 2008 to promote the development and growth of youth soccer in the Montgomery County, Maryland area.  Pachuca FC USA is an affiliate of Pachuca Club de Futbol, a Mexican football team, which competes in the Mexican Primera Division. It is the oldest team in Mexico. In the last 10 years, it has been one of the most successful clubs in Mexico, winning 6 national championships, 5 CONCACAF Champions Cups, the 2007 SuperLiga, and one Sudamericana in 2006. 

Pachuca FC USA feels that soccer is the perfect vehicle to help further the integration of the Hispanic community within Montgomery County. 

Pachuca FC USA is committed to making sure that all players gain more than just athletic acumen. Our club strives to strengthen the bonds between children of different socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures, all for the common goal of attaining success in their athletic endeavors. Our philosophy will include the development of players at the proper rate and without undue pressure. 

Pachuca FC USA is not exclusionary, but rather looks to attract a diverse group of players with different ethnic backgrounds. We will use soccer, the ultimate team sport, to teach our players that goals can only be attained with the contribution and dedication of all team members. 

Pachuca hopes to demonstrate that a cohesive team of players, coaches, and parents can attain even the loftiest of goals. We are going to be about the players first and we would like to produce athletes who play in college and professionally. To attain our goals the club would look to develop teams in all age brackets that can compete on both a local and National level. To become a part of this exciting new club, or to learn more, contact Coach Zárate at (301) 379-5769 or juliozarate@aol.com

Julio Zárate is the Director of Coaching for Pachuca FC USA. He is the current head coach of Rockville High School and former Good Counsel High School boys soccer teams and previously coached the MSC Dragons ’90, winner of four consecutive Maryland State Cups and two USYSA Region 1 Championships. 

Coach Zárate is also the current head coach for Pachuca FC Dragons 04.  He was the coach of one of the best team in the Region,  the Pachuca Dragons ’94, who were 2008 and 2009 Maryland State Cup finalist, Region 1 League Champions twice as well a 2 time Champion with Colonial League. Coach Zárate has been one of Maryland’s most successful youth coach over the past 15 years. Players who have trained with him have been consistently selected as the best in the Washington, DC area, with many receiving all-county and all-Met honors, while leading their high schools to their own state championships. 

A major reason for this incredible success is that Coach Zárate has been a leader and innovator in developing youth training methods. His unique training sessions allow every player to attain his or her highest potential. 

Coach Zárate began as a soccer player in Mexico where he played at all levels and achieved success. His coaching career began in Mexico City in 1972 achieving some championships in the Mexican soccer leagues. He began his coaching career in the US with Montgomery Soccer Inc. as a recreational coach. Shortly thereafter he began coaching classic teams and then premier teams in both WAGS and NCSL.

He was recognized as the 2002 MSC Coach of the Year, and Coach of the year at the WCAC in 2008. He’s been a training clinician at clinics for coaches. Through the years, coach Zárate has been a model of consistency and hard work. 

The club was featured in the Montgomery Gazette (April 30, 2008) and in the Potomac Soccer Wire (May 2, 2008) website. 

The club was formed with the assistance of Bill Britt and Bill Rozek, both parents of Good Counsel freshman soccer players. 


Julio, Lynne, Steve and Nedev

The Three Presidents
Mr. Jack Huckel and Mr. George Perry III, past and present NSCAA Presidents and Julio Zárate President of Pachuca FC USA

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