Assistant Coaches

 
Ante Razov

Razov spent time as an assistant coach with the L.A. Galaxy last season after serving as an assistant with MLS Cup winners Seattle Sounders FC from 2015-2016. A 14-year MLS veteran, Razov was a crucial member of Bradley’s 1998 Chicago Fire MLS Cup team and owns three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles (1998, 2000 and 2003). Bradley also coached Razov with the MetroStars and Chivas USA in 2006. He was a member of the MLS Best XI in 2003 and ranks fifth all-time in MLS scoring with 114 goals. A Southern California native, Razov earned 25 caps and scored six goals for the U.S. National Team.

Kenny Arena

Arena joins LAFC from the U.S. Men’s National Team where he spent the past year as an assistant coach. He reunites with Bradley after his brief stint playing with the Metro Stars in 2003 and 2004. Prior to his time with the National Team, Arena spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the LA Galaxy (2014-2016), winning an MLS Cup Championship in 2014. He has extensive experience in the NCAA, serving as the head coach of Florida International University Men’s team in 2012 and as an assistant at UCLA and George Mason University. While serving as an assistant coach at UCLA in 2011, Arena served as the head coach for the Galaxy’s U-16 Academy team where he led the Club to their first National Championship. As a player, he was originally drafted by the MetroStars in the fourth round of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft and spent three seasons in MLS before beginning his coaching career.

Zak Abdel

Abdel brings over 16 years of coaching experience to LAFC, including time as a goalkeeper coach with the Canadian National Team (2017), Egyptian National Team (2011-2013), USMNT (2008-2011), Chivas USA (2006-2007), US Under-20’s (2005) and the L.A. Galaxy (1998-2004). Abdel has been a consistent member of Bradley’s coaching staff since 2006. A native of Mehalla, Egypt, Abdel began his coaching career in Southern California, serving as head coach for the L.A. Salsa (1994), Cal State Fullerton (1996-1997), Orange County Zodiac and Orange County Blue Stars (1997). Abdel enjoyed a 16-year professional career playing for Mehalla of the Egyptian First Division, winning two championships. He was also a member of the Egyptian Youth National Team program.