U.S. Men's National Team

Wolff retiring, will serve as D.C. United assistant

Josh Wolff, who served as a player-coach for DC United this past season, is moving to a position as a full-time assistant after annnouncing his retirement from playing via the club on Wednesday.

Wolff, 35, appeared in nine MLS matches this season and started one, his season cut short due to back surgery. The forward had a professional career in MLS that spanned 14 seasons. Seven of those were spent with the club now known as Sporting Kansas City and five with the Chicago Fire.

He also played in Germany for 1860 Munich.

Wolff had nine goals and five assists in 52 caps with the U.S. national team and played in the Olympics in 2000 and the World Cup in 2002 and 2006.

Wolff might be most remembered for two big goals in two wins over Mexico in 2000 and 2001.

  • David s.

    Will always have a special place in my heart for scoring the goal [uncalled handball, cough, cough] at the first WCQ I ever went to, the USA’s 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in April of 2001 in KC. Thanks, Josh!


  • Michael F.

    I was never big fan but when he played for the Nats with Mathis ( now known as the other Clint), they had some special moments. Like the one in Giants stadium, beating Mexici I think. “Mathis to Wolf…GOAL!”


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