LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Sporting Club announced the hiring of a new assistant coach on Monday.
Former North Texas SC head coach Javier Cano is set to join the club to assist head coach Darren Powell.
Cano began his coaching journey at CD Utiel in Spain, managing various levels of the club’s academy squads before moving to Levante UD in the Spanish women’s league, the Liga F.
At Levante he was an assistant before he joined Mislata UF as head coach of the U14 and U15 academy teams. He continued coaching academy squads in Spain with a stint at Villarreal, but then moved to Czechia to lead the U21 club for Czech giants Slavia Prague.
Cano then moved to America to be an academy coach at DC United, but was quickly called up to become assistant coach to the first team.
When his time in DC ended he moved to Austin FC and subsequently FC Dallas, where he became the aforementioned head coach of the club’s second team, North Texas SC, in the MLS Next Pro league.
A well-traveled coach and veteran in leading the next generation of soccer talent, Cano will join a Lexington SC squad with big ambitions and plenty of young talents ready to blossom into stars.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Lexington Sporting Club as an assistant coach. I am ready to embrace the challenge and the opportunity to grow as a coach and a leader.” said Cano.
“We are pleased that Javier is joining the coaching staff here at LSC. His experiences in Spain and the USA will help our players and team develop well in the future. He has excellent tactical knowledge and experience in player development which is very important to our club. He will add to our staff and we are excited to have him and his family join us Lexington.” said head coach Darren Powell
Lexington SC is set to kick off its 2024 campaign at home against NC Hailstorm FC on March 9.
About Lexington Sporting Club
Lexington Sporting Club is a U.S. Soccer professional soccer club competing in USL League One (U.S. Soccer third division men’s professional soccer), and in USL Super League (women’s professional soccer launching in 2024). The two professional teams are the pinnacle of the soccer ecosystem in Lexington that features more than 1,400 players within its youth and academy systems. Lexington SC in the process of building the club’s formal stadium, performance center and training fields.