According to a Media Advisory sent by Rocket City United to various media outlets, former US National Team defender Desmond Armstrong will be introduced as the Technical Director of RCU at Friday morning's press conference at the Madison City Hall.
Armstrong made 81 appearances for the US National Team including all three matches during the 1990 World Cup in Italy. He was also a member of the CONCACAF Gold Cup winning USA teams in 1991 and 1993 and a member of the 1988 US Olympic team. His club resume includes the Cleveland Force and Baltimore Blast indoor teams as well as the APSL side Maryland Bays and Santos FC of Brazil.
After retiring as a player in 1996, Armstrong was named head coach of NAIA's Montreat College in North Carolina. Armstrong holds a USSF "A" coaching license (the highest possible) and is a founder of Heroes FC, a youth club which he led to the Division I US Club Soccer National Cup III title in 2004.
Armstrong will take on a Rocket City United team that won the Southeast Region of the National Premier Soccer League in 2009. RCU finsihed the season with a 5-2-1 league record (8-6-2 overall) on thier way to the NPSL National semifinals.