21st Annual IDEA Athletic Showcase Pro Soccer Coaches in Attendance

FIU – Florida International University
Florida, USA
July 13–21, 2018

FC Dallas & Guest Professional Soccer Coaches at 21st IDEA Showcase

The final number of participating FC Dallas coaches is contingent on MLS Schedule & Club commitments

JOSEMA BAZAN - FC Dallas Assistant Coach

  • FC Dallas first team Assistant Coach since Feb. 10, 2014.
  • Former FC Dallas academy coach for the U-16 and U-18 teams. Bazan coached youth soccer in Dallas for nearly 20 years before initially joining FC Dallas.
  • Former assistant coach for the U-17, U-20 and full Venezuelan National Teams. He formed a youth academy named River Plate SC in Dallas in 1997 before becoming theFormer U-20 World Cup Player for Argentina in 1991. He also played professionally in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Brazil from 1986 to 1996.

FABIAN BAZAN - FC Dallas Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • FC Dallas Coach since 2015.
  • Former coach for the Venezuelan National Team from 2008 to 2013.
  • Former coach for Club Tijuana in Liga MX.


  • Former soccer coach for Boca Juniors, Colon de Santa Fe, Banfield, Racing Club and Tigre.
  • Former Youth Soccer manager for C.A. Boca Juniors and C.A. Banfield.
  • Players impacted by Coach Melendi: M. Barboza - Villarreal, Renato Civelli - Olympique de Marsella, Daniel Bilos - Boca Juniors, Gustavo Paletta – Liverpool & Parma & Milan, Darío Cvitanich - Ajax & Boca Juniors, Jesús Dátolo - Boca Juniors & Atletico Mineiro, Beto Bologna - Banfield and Peñarol de Montevideo.