Gunston Soccer Club hires Christian Rodriguez as Program Coordinator and Travel Coach

We are thrilled to announce Christian Rodriguez as our new Program Coordinator. With his professional playing background and extensive knowledge of youth development, Christian will be instrumental in driving the developmental growth of players in all of our programs at Gunston.

A local product, Christian played professionally for seven years, representing Youth National Teams of the USA and El Salvador, as well as top youth academies such as FC Groningen and DC United. He played in the USL Championship and in the first division of El Salvador for several years.

Christian has also coached at the MLS Next level and the ODP level and has studied at the prestigious Johan Cruyff Institute in the Netherlands. He is currently in the process of obtaining his USSF C License.

“I am delighted to welcome Christian to Gunston Soccer Club. He is an outstanding person and an excellent coach. His dedication to coaching since his playing days ended is impressive, and we are thrilled to have him on our team to support our programs. I am confident that Christian will continue to grow professionally and contribute significantly to the success of our club.”

As program coordinator and travel coach, Christian will be responsible for supporting overall club operations, providing program support to camps and clinics, and helping the club continue to develop and evolve in an effort to best serve all of the soccer players in its community.

"I am grateful to Dave Sanford and the entire leadership team at Gunston for welcoming me into this incredible club. As someone who grew up playing at Grist Mill and participating in the Gunston Rec Program, this opportunity feels particularly meaningful and nostalgic. Gunston is a special place where exciting things are happening, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I am eager to share my knowledge and passion for soccer and to contribute to Gunston's ongoing impact in the community."

We are confident that Christian's experience will be invaluable in advancing the success of our programs, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact he will have on our players.

About Gunston Soccer Club 

Gunston Soccer is a non-profit soccer club that was founded in 1991.  For more than three decades, Gunston has been committed to developing soccer players in a fun and exciting environment. Today, Gunston serves more than 2,000 players in the greater Alexandria community, including Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Fort Belvoir, and Lorton. While other clubs in Northern Virginia increasingly look to grow their player ranks from outside their home communities, Gunston strives to focus first and foremost on serving its own community. We seek to develop the player and the person and provide memories that will stay with players long past their playing days. Come check us out at and become a part of the Gunston family.