US Soccer appoints experienced Fabian Otte as head of goalkeeping

Fabian Otte is a skilled soccer player and coach who will now become the new head of goalkeeping for the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team. Read below to find out how experienced Otte is on the field and learn about how well-qualified he is in terms of education as well.

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Courtesy: X/U.S. Soccer Men's National Team

Fabian Otte has been announced to be the head of goalkeeping for the U.S. Men’s National Team by The U.S. Soccer Federation. He is currently in the German Bunfesliga serving as the goalkeeping coach at Borussia Mönchengladbach. He will soon become a part of USMNT alongside head coach Gregg Berhalter. Currently, Otte's work visa is pending but he will be joining USMNT this summer. 

U.S. Soccer Men's National Team has announced Fabian Otte taking on the new role via X:

What responsibilities will Fabian Otte have?

Firstly Otte will be responsible for fulfilling all duties as the goalkeeping coach for the USMNT. Additionally, he will be given the task of developing the goalkeeping pathway throughout the Men’s Youth National Teams. Otte has conveyed “With great ambition and passion I hope to help evolve the training and education of the goalkeeping coaches and players across the Federation.”

Gregg Berhalter stated “Fabian brings a tremendous amount of experience, talent, and innovation to the goalkeeper coaching position...Not only will he be a great part of the Men’s National Team staff, he will also contribute to the development of the entire goalkeeping department within U.S. Soccer.”

Fabian Otte's Experience

Since 2021 Otte has served as the goalkeeping coach at Borussia Mönchengladbach. He has global experience as just in the past 10 years he has worked in five countries spread throughout three continents. From 2018 to 2020 he fulfilled the role of a goalkeeping coach for the U-23 team of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. From there joined Burnley in the English Premier League as the Assistant Goalkeeper Coach. Back in 2017, Otte was the coaching educator and lecturer for the Oceania Football Confederation and the German Football Association (DFB).

Apart from having obtained a UEFA Goalkeeping A License, Fabian Otte has completed a BS in Sports Management with Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State University. Then he went on to earn a Masters Degree in International Marketing from the Newcastle University Business School. Further, he completed a Doctoral Degree in the areas of Coaching and Sports psychology from German Sport University Cologne and received a Summa Cum Laude honors.

Fabian Otte expresses excitement

Fabian Otte announced “I’m very excited for the new challenge of leading the USMNT goalkeeping department on the road to the 2026 FIFA World Cup. With the tournament being hosted in North America, there is no greater opportunity to have an impact." His confidence and motivation will help take the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team to great heights.