Santiago Cabrera

Director of Juniors

The 2022-2023 season will be Santi Cabrera's first at Solar Soccer Club. He joined the Solar coaching staff on June 20, 2022,  The roles coach Cabrera will hold are U15 MLS Next Head Coach and Juniors Director (Boys & Girls U5-U10). Santiago spent the last six years on the staff at Cedar Stars Academy Bergen where he was an integral part of the club success within the MLS Next and Juniors programs. Prior to Cedar Stars, Santiago spent 4 years at the New York Red Bulls organization where he served as a coach in Regional Development Schools (RDS) programs. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and grew up in Springfield, IL, since the age of 9. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.




  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NCAA D3)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business & Technology Management
  • USSF B Coaching license
  • FA Licensed
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Concussion Certified  




  • Northeast Academy League regular season Champions
  • Northeast Academy League Playoffs
  • Metro Cup Tournament
  • Cedar Stars U19 team became the first ever MLS Cup quarter-finals
  • Coached hundreds of juniors player that have gone on to play DA/MLS Next
  • U13-U19 players playing in college.
  • Over a handful of players that have signed professional contracts to play both domestically and in Europe.