Director of Operations

Liliana Cardenas -

Liliana oversees the administrative and operations of the academy teams from: coordinating international/domestic travel, organizing through the league game schedule, handling registration requirements for coaches/players, and collaborating closely with other Academy clubs, Major League Soccer, and US Soccer Federation. She started with the organization in 2012 as a volunteer, followed by an internship in the youth programs department, and then went on to work part time at the Academy's training facility, before joining us full time in 2014. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Kinesiology from the University of Houston. 




Training Programs - Support Coach

Juan Carlos Martinez -

Former Houston Dash Assistant Coach Juan-Carlos Martinez has been a member of the Houston Dynamo FC Academy since the 2019.  Martinez a native of Alice, Texas began his coaching path in Corpus Christi, Texas. After moving to Houston he became the Men’s Club Head Coach at his alma mater the University of Houston for 3 years taking the team to 2 conference championships. He entered into the Houston Dynamo Youth Programs before becoming an assistant for the Houston Dash under Interim-Head Coach Omar Morales during the 2017 season. In 2019 he assisted Kenny Bundy with the Dynamo USL 2 team the B.V. Cavalry. Martinez currently holds a USSF ‘C’ License.



Academy Video Coordinator

Michael Gazouleas - 

Michael has been assisting with filming the Houston Dynamo Academy games since 2016.  He was raised in Houston and played soccer at Fort Bend Clements High School, before earning a bachelor's degree in MIS from Texas Tech University in 2015.  He now serves as the Video Coordinator as well as assisting the head video analyst with the Houston Dynamo first team.