The Victory Soccer Academy takes great pride in providing the very best staff possible. These will include college coaches, and college players to subliment our coaching staff.
The Mason Soccer Program has competed at the national level. The program is consistently nationally ranked, and consistently places players in the professional ranks, both in the US and Internationally. The Patriots competed in the 2013, 2008 and 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament. In 2016 standout Goalkeeper Steffan Kraus signed a professional contract in Sweden. In 2015 Mason standout Taylor Washington was drafted and signed a MLS contract with the Philadelphia Union. In 2014 Mason was again ranked as high as 21st nationally and local standout Timi Mulgrew was selected as an All-American, he was drafted and signed to a MLS Contract with the New England Revolution. In 2013 the Patriots finished the year Ranked #15 Nationally. Freshmen Steffan Kraus was named All-American.
Eduardo de Souza is an assistant coach at George Mason University.
De Souza spent the last four years as the head coach of Richard Bland College, a junior college in Petersburg, Va. He also brings nine years of experience as a Division I assistant coach, spending six years at Longwood (including two as an associate head coach) and three at Mercer.
De Souza led Richard Bland to three straight seasons of 10 wins or more. The Statesmen won a school-record 17 games in 2017, captured the NJCAA Region 10 regular-season championship and made the NJCAA Division I Southeast District Tournament for the second consecutive season. In September, de Souza guided Richard Bland into the NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll for the first time in program history. The Statesmen finished the season ranked 17th.
De Souza is a product of Brazil's Gremio FBPA but also has playing experience in Spain (Desportivo) and the United States (Tempest A League and Metro Stars). He helped Gremio FBPA to several state championships in Brazil.
He began his coaching career at Sport Club International-Professional Club in Brazil, where he worked primarily with the junior program, coaching the likes of Brazilian National Team members Rafael Sobis, Alexandre Pato and Nilmar.
De Souza led Zico Soccer Academy in Orlando and in New York. In his role he worked with Arthur "Zico" Antunes Coimbra, a world-renown soccer player who played for Brazil in three World Cups and scored more than 400 goals in his professional career. In addition, de Souza coached Olympic Development Program (ODP) in Georgia and Virginia from 2004 to 2011.