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Matias Salina - Founder, Technical Director All Age Groups

Matias Salina has been coaching for over 10 years all over Montgomery County.
He holds his USSF C License and has been coaching kids all ages, starting from 18 months to 16 years old.
Matias came from Argentina when he was 10, played for Bethesda Soccer Club, and Montgomery College while he got his Associates Degree in Teaching.
Matias coached MSI Teams, Tots, and Camps.
He now started Xeneizes MD Soccer Academy to bring his knowledge, and help kids develop their skills as players.


Here at Xeneizes MD Soccer Academy we believe in long term player development.
Players will get better individually throughout the seasons, which will help the team, itself, improve.
We like to focus on the quality of the players when playing a match rather than looking at the winning side.


Anthony Howard - XMD Coach

Tony Howard has over 35 years of Professional Soccer Coaching Experience (training players from Youth-Professional) and is touted as one of the top USSF/NSCAA Soccer Coaches in the Country and ranks among tops in the Nation in Training-Coaching Goalkeepers as he has done at the US National Team System Level/Professionally and Collegiately. 

Tony has Played and Coached Professionally with the Miami Freedom, San Francisco Bay Seals, Nor Cal Shockwave & Everton FC –Dallas Texas .  He has also coached teams at the NCAA 1 Level in California/Texas/Florida and at the USYSA Youth level has the unique distinctions of winning 5 National Championships as a Head Coach (3)/Assistant Coach (2) in 3 Different Regions of The United States.  As a Goalkeeper Tony has had the Incredible Opportunity to have shutdown Soccer Greats-Carlos Valderrama (Columbia)/Lothar Matthaus (Germany) during his career.  Tony has been seldom called upon to evaluate/scout/assess/train goalkeepers within the US National Team System and he holds both a USSF “B” License/USSF National Goalkeeping License/NSCAA National Advanced Premiere. Anthony is also at Our Lady of Mercy as the head Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director.

Jake Hsieh - XMD Coach


Jake has been playing soccer since a very young age and has coached at soccer camps for over 6 years. He has played competitive high school level soccer at Northwest HS, and now has taken his experience to coach soccer to today’s youth. Jake is in the process of continuing his coaching career and is excited to take what he has learned from USSF, and his personal playing experience to coach with Xeneizes MD.

Nick Jones - XMD Assistant Coach


Nick has played soccer for over 8 years and is continuing his soccer career as he plays on his high school team, Wootton Patriots. He has worked with kids for over 2 years at summer camps helping them improve their abilities and now is assisting the XMD Boys U8 team. Nick has his 4v4, 9v9 and 11v11 grassroots license and is continuing his license pathway to become more experienced. He is excited to gain more experience coaching for Xeneizes MD

Lothar Frenz - Speed, Agility, Quickness, & Strength Trainer

Lothar Frenz is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Functional Movement Systems Level 1 (FMS), Precision Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength Professionals Association. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in special populations through the University of Maryland, College Park.

Lothar’s background as an athlete started at the age of five, coached by his late father who was a professional soccer player in his home country of El Salvador and who also created a successful academy titled LOREFA. Lothar excelled in soccer throughout his childhood, playing on Olympic Development leagues and Second Division team Real Maryland F.C. Lothar aims to further his father and his own love and legacy for the game of soccer through developing youth and their dedication to the sport while instilling the values that team sports can offer for life.

As an avid student of new research and evidence-based exercise programming and assessment protocols, Lothar incorporates different techniques to comprehensively assess clients. These assessments include Functional Movement Screens (FMS), maximal and sub-maximal strength and agility tests and VO2 max testing. This facilitates him to optimally design programs that help enhance people’s ability to move better and do so pain-free. As well as, become stronger, faster and enjoy the multitude of benefits that go along with being physically active.

Lothar’s passion and specialty is primarily associated with Soccer, strength and conditioning, and athletic performance. Helping student athletes improve athleticism, development of strength, skills and knowledge for the game of soccer and reducing risk of injury. 

Xeneizes MD Soccer Academy

504 Woodland Rd 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Phone : 240-997-3340
Email : [email protected]
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