Eric Malik


Equipped with exceptional technical ability, Eric's game intelligence allowed him to play at a high level in his youth and professional career. Growing up in Paris (France), he competed in international tennis tournaments before switching to soccer to play with some of the top youth programs in the nation, including U.S. Palaiseau and A.S. Red Star. While in America, Eric spent time with the Northern Virginia Royals as well as Crystal Palace Baltimore (USL). Prior to this, he played professionally in England for Leyton Pennant. Taking lot of pride in what he does, a good number of players that worked with him, have been able to play soccer in the USA and Europe at the collegiate & professional level. Since 2005, as a trainer and a youth coach in the States, Eric led the Great Falls Lightning ('89) from WAGS D4 to D1 in two years. He's served extensively within Herndon Youth Soccer- assisting with the Vienna Thunder ('98) and Herndon United/Chantilly Storm ('99) programs. Eric's work also included valuable time with the Herndon Firecats ('94) throughout the course of their illustrious career and he was pivotal in the early years of developing players for the McLean ECNL/Green '96 player pool, who also ascended to the heights of elite youth soccer. He is the current head Coach of the successful Herndon Crossfire ('01) team, elevating them from ODSL D3 to WAGS D2. Eric holds a USFF 'C' License, has a degree in Business Management, speaks French, English and Spanish.