Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS
- 3x MLS Cup champion with D.C. United (1999) and LA Galaxy (2011 and 2012)
- Co-captained the US U-20 National Team at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship
- Member and co-captain of the US team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona
- Provides youth soccer training with his company, Curt Onalfo Soccer
- Currently an assistant coach for the LA Galaxy under head coach Bruce Arena
Curt Onalfo is a former MLS defender for the Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Clash and D.C. United. Curt began his professional career at La Ciotat, in the French fifth division, but soon after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. In 1993, after a six-month battle with the disease that had disrupted his career and almost ended his life, the cancer went into remission and he went on to play for the Connecticut Wolves of the USISL in 1994 and 1995. In 1996, the Galaxy selected Curt in the inaugural draft and he played in almost half of the Galaxy's games that year as a rookie, including the first MLS Cup. He went on to play for the San Jose Clash in the next season, and then for D.C. United in 1998 and 1999, winning the MLS Cup with United in his last year. Prior to his professional career, Curt played four years of collegiate soccer at the University of Virginia under then-head coach Bruce Arena.
Internationally, Curt played for the US national teams on both youth and senior levels, co-captaining the US U-20 national team at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship, the gold-medal-winning team of the 1991 Pan American Games, and also the US squad at the 1992 Summer Olympics. In total, he played over 100 games for the United States at various levels.
After retiring as a player, Curt continued to work with youth soccer in training, coaching, and technical director roles, as he had done throughout his playing days – for McLean Youth Soccer in Virginia, various teams in Ridgefield, CT, and for his own company, Curt Onalfo Soccer. His first managerial job in professional soccer came when he was hired as assistant coach to Thomas Rongen at D.C. United, a position he occupied from 2001 through 2002. Curt then became an assistant to Bruce Arena during the 2002–2006 stretch of Arena's tenure as coach of the US national team. In 2006, Curt was selected by Peter Vermes, technical director of the Kansas City Wizards, as the new head coach for the team, where he remained until 2009. In 2011, Curt was named assistant coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy, reuniting with head coach Bruce Arena.
Video Message$99Get a Personal Video Greeting from Curt Onalfo! He will record a birthday or congratulatory greeting, surprise message for your event, or a client and employee motivational message. You can even save and share the recording afterwards!
NOTE: This request will take 5 business days to process. Your credit card will be charged automatically once the video has been recorded by the Pro.
Lunch or Dinner$750Curt will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Curt will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$750Surprise your soccer buddies by inviting Curt to a live fantasy draft!
Pick-Up Game$750Make your next pick-up game unforgettable by inviting Curt to join.
Attend a Game$1,250Have an extra seat at the game? Curt will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Curt's career with the Galaxy and his trajectory in becoming a professional.
Round of Golf$1,250Curt will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
Celebrations$1,500Invite Curt to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Appearance$1,500Hire Curt Onalfo to make an appearance at your next event! Curt Onalfo’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Q&A$1,500Curt will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Curt’s path to success.
Private Coaching$400 per hourCurt will be your personal coach giving you access to a former MLS player. Curt will take you through MLS drills and plays. You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a professional soccer player.
Group Coaching$600 per hourTo be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Curt as a coach will give you access to a professional. Curt will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Soccer League MLS Team
- Los Angeles Galaxy (1995-1996)
- San Jose Clash (1997)
- D.C. United (1998-1999)
Position Defender College University of Virginia