Director of International Affairs
Calvano has developed experience at every level of the sport, beginning at age 15 with Botafogo, one of the largest clubs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After a brief period with AC Perugia in Italy, Calvano spent two seasons with FC Barcelona B, including friendly matches with FC Barcelona A and Lionel Messi.
After building international rapport, Calvano decided to join the NASL with Minnesota United for two seasons from 2014-2016. As a dependable force in the backline, the center defender appeared in 71 caps for the United before signing with Penn FC in March of 2017.
Calvano’s success with Penn FC was a showcase of his credibility, maintaining the backline for the 2017 season and returning in 2018 to finish with 15 starts in 15 appearances, making for a total of 1272 minutes.
As Calvano steps into a new position, this time he steps into the role of Director of International Affairs for Rush Soccer.
“One of my goals will be expand our brand globally, overseeing our current international clubs and trying to identify the top young talent. With our services and connections, I want to give those players the opportunity to play professional or college soccer.”
The methodology and vision of the Rush Way intrigued Calvano, and the International Affairs position gives him an opportunity to serve the sport that raised him.