Coach Bio




Didier Drogba: Phoenix Rising F.C., Galatasaray S.K. & Chelsea F.C.

I want to show support to my brother and ex-teammate Andrew Gray in his new challenge. Not only has it been a great pleasure and a joy to play and share some great moments wtih you, but what I loved the most was the humility and respect you show to all your mates.

It's this love for the game and people that is driving you to this new adventure. Sharing your experience, motivating people and inspiring change is what you have been doing all this time, and I know the ARG Soccer Academy will benefit from your talent!

All the best my brother! Can't wait to see the next generation of players inspired and motivated by you.

Shaun Wright-Phillips: Phoenix Rising F.C., Chelsea F.C. & Manchester City F.C.

My time playing with AJ was great. He always wanted to learn and become a better player and person. He is always a happy person which is great characteristic in the dressing room.

Simeon Jackson: Canadian Mens National Team, Coventry F.C., Norwich City F.C.

Having played with Andrew from a young age, you could see that he had a mature eye for the game. His passion, focus and will to succeed allowed him to reach the heights of his career as a Professional Footballer.

Great mind spiritually and professionally and someone I'm grateful to call my friend.

Jordan Stewart: Phoenix Rising F.C., San Jose Earthquake F.C. & Leicester City F.C.

AJ always gave his 100% whether he was starting the game or coming off the bench. His willingness to want to learn everyday he came into training is a great trait to have, which also shows you the kind of character he has.

Matt Watson: Phoenix Rising F.C., Vancouver Whitecaps & Indy Eleven F.C.

AJ has been a great teammate and remains a great friend. He is professional on and off the field and has a positive mindset and strong focus in life.

Dependable, and someone I definitely look up to and admire, the top man.