An inaugural member of the Atlanta United coaching staff is leaving the club. It was announced on Friday that goalkeepers coach Aron Hyde will depart the Five Stripes to take the same position with the U.S. men’s national team.
NEWS: After spending the last three seasons with @ATLUTD, Aron Hyde has been appointed as #USMNT Goalkeeper Coach.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) January 3, 2020
Hyde was hired for Tata Martino’s staff all the way back in November of 2016 and served as a staff member for the club’s first three seasons. He was one of the last remaining members of that inaugural coaching staff.
“Aron brings a tremendous amount of experience and a knowledge of both the domestic and international landscape,” USMNT Technical Director Earnie Stewart said. “He will be a great addition to the senior team staff while also serving as a connector to the rest of our programs.”
Atlanta United fans grew familiar with Hyde as he appeared quite a few times on television broadcasts to give interviews at halftime on the status of the team. It was reported back in October by The Athletic that Hyde and new manager Frank de Boer had some sort of falling out.
Hyde’s departure after that incident shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. A return to U.S. Soccer where he coached before coming to Atlanta makes a lot of sense considering the constant turnover within the organization.
Good luck to Aron in the future!