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Coach of the Week: D.C. United's Zach Thornton

D.C. United goalkeeping coach Zach Thornton (ABC7)

If you look hard you might recognize the man in the image above. And if you're a D.C. United fan, it might be for the wrong reason.

Back in 1998, Zach Thornton was a star goalkeeper for the Chicago Fire. That year they beat D.C. United to win the MLS Cup.

And you know the saying, if you can't beat him...hire him. Thornton is now on United's coaching staff. His focus is making Bill Hamid a better goalie and that's a job that comes with a little pressure.

Just like any coach, Thornton is happy to give back to the game but sometimes he still wants to get back on the field.

Please see our profile on Zach Thornton in the video above.


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