Michael Rabasca joined the LA Galaxy as Director of Cognitive Performance this year from Toronto FC. Rabasca joined Toronto FC in 2014 to direct and lead the Department of Cognitive Development, and his work at Toronto included building the department and providing training geared toward TFC’s youth academy and emerging professionals.
In 2015, he joined the first team under the direction of Head Coach Greg Vanney. As Director of High Performance with the first team, Rabasca managed various aspects of cognitive performance during the club’s first-ever MLS Cup playoff berth in 2015, 2016 Canadian Cup Championship, 2016 MLS Cup finalist campaign, 2017 Canadian Cup Championship, 2017 MLS Supporters’ Shield Winners, 2017 MLS Cup Championship, 2018 Canadian Cup Championship and 2018 Concacaf Champions League finalist campaign.
In 2018, he was assigned to manage Toronto FC 2 as head coach, posting a record of 9W-9D-10L. In 2019, Rabasca returned to his role as Director of High Performance with the first team. Prior to joining Toronto FC, Rabasca provided leadership and coaching with Real Salt Lake’s youth academy in Casa Grande, AZ. The academy in Casa Grande was the first residential academy program provided by an MLS organization.
In addition, Rabasca served as a scout for U.S. Soccer and worked as a consultant with the NSCAA. He has also been a presenter and speaker at the United Soccer Coaches convention. Rabasca is a native of New York, where he attended Sachem High School in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. He played soccer and graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.