Rod Underwood Joins WPFC Staff


The opportunity to create a culture of winning within an organization is what drives me as a coach. Daily Interaction with players and staff, to build trust and earn respect as a leader, is a crucial part of that culture. In the development of a squad and its players, trust is a key component to success. As trust is built, players will come to accept and respect leadership and work to strengthen the club culture of winning both on and off the field. My goal is to build a proactive team that is attack-minded, well organized defensively, and dominate on both sides of the ball. The technical approach combined with the winning mentality ingrained in the club culture, leads to the long-term success to which I strive.


Technical Director/Head Coach Montego Bay United FC (2017- Present)

  • Playoffs 3rd place in league
  • Direct club all aspects of the Technical side of the club
  • Lead team to CONCACA Champion league qualification
  • Academy Director Sacramento Republic FC (2015-2016)
  • Develop Curriculum for the academy
  • Design training sessions
  • Design scouting Network
  • Coach to identify potential first team player

Assistant Head Coach Sacramento Republic FC (2014- 2015)

  • USL Pro Champions 2014
  • Design training sessions
  • Conduct trainings
  • Manage coaching staff and Sports Science staff

Coach & Director Portland Timbers MLS (2011-2014)

  • PDL Assistant Coach Director Eastside Regional Centre
  • Academy Head Coach U18
  • Academy Assistant Coach U16
  • Design training session for each team
  • Assist players with college search
  • Organize, direct player and parent meetings
  • Provide training reports for teams
  • Player selection for each team
  • Communicate with college coaches and national staff about players


United States Soccer Federation National Youth License – November 2006
Royal Netherlands Football Association Advance License – July 2005
United States Soccer Federation “A” License – January 1995
Welsh Preliminary Badge – June 1994