Mauricio Cienfuegos is the new technical assistant of the national team
Mauricio Cienfuegos He will assume the position as of today as new assistant coach of the salvadoran national team for the World Cup process towards the 2026 Cup to join the coaching staff led by Hugo Pérez.
The former player and Galaxy legend will return to Salvadoran soccer after his time in Nejapa more than a decade ago. He will assume the responsibility of assisting Pérez in the selection from this day on and will transfer his residence back to Salvadoran soil.
For some time, “Chencho” stopped working for the MLS Galaxy, a team in which he played during his playing days. Hugo Pérez mentioned that Cienfuegos will contribute with his knowledge in the development of the blue and white, whose first important commitment will be in March against the United States for the League of Nations in search of sealing the ticket to the semifinals of this tournament. In June, the team will compete in the Gold Cup.
“It is the first time that I have been seriously invited to take part as a coach. It was a surprise and Hugo asked me to be his assistant. We talked about things that interested me in national football and we are passionate about football in the same way. In the end I told him I’m going to die with him because it’s a great opportunity to go to the World Cup,” said Mauricio.