Marcos grew up playing soccer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He played professionally there as well as in the Netherlands and the U.S. He currently holds a USSF “D” License.
Joining Total Futbol in 2015, he brings a wealth of knowledge of the game from both his time playing around the world to working with youth teams in the area. He began coaching in 2002 and has worked with various teams throughout the NCSL, WAGS, and ODSL in the DC area.
Prior to coaching, Marcos accrued a vast array of playing experience in different parts of the world. He began in 1994 with clubs in his native Brazil, including CR Flamengo and Ipatinga FC of the Brazilian top flight. Moving to the Netherlands in 1998, he spent three years with LZV Keypers, a team in the Dutch second division. His travels then brought him to the U.S. where he played professionally for the Northern Virginia Royals as well as Real Maryland. As well, he spent time on the professional indoor circuit throughout his career in America.
Head Coach Marcos Chantel poses above with his MSI Academy '06 Green Girls team after they finished as Finalists in Girls U11 Bronze Division of the Alexandria Spring Kick-Off on March 19, 2017. They won three out of four games at the tournament, scoring 22 goals and conceding just five.