Enrique Duran will join the LAFC first team coaching staff in 2024 after serving in 2023 as the first coach for LAFC2 in its inaugural season in MLS NEXT Pro. Duran originally joined LAFC in 2017 as the Director of Coaching and has since been instrumental in developing LAFC Academy’s training methodology and is responsible for the continued development of all Academy coaching staff. Duran served as an assistant coach with the Las Vegas Lights, LAFC’s former USL affiliate, under Cherundolo in 2021 and was named the head coach of the Lights in 2022, where he led the team to the best season in club history.

A native of Cataluña, Spain, Duran holds a UEFA ‘A’ License and brings extensive experience in youth player development from around the globe, having coached with FC Barcelona as part of FCBEscola from 2005-1011, serving as the U-10 and U-12 youth in Barcelona, as the Technical Director in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and as the International Projects Coordinator in Europe and Asia. Following his departure from FCBEscola, Duran joined Cryuff Football as the technical director of the Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. in South Africa from 2011-2015, then worked with Cruyff Football as the Project manager from 2015-2017.