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Meet Our Coaches

We are proud to have this group of  highly accomplished trainers and coaches as part of the Missouri Thorns FC  experience! Please read the bios below to learn more about your coach and the leaders within our organization. 

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Matt Caution

Girls Director

Coach: 2003 Red

Contact Information: [email protected]

Matt’s playing experience includes:

1994 St. Louis Knights apps (GLS)
1998-1999 Cincinnati Riverhawks 48 (13)
1999-2000 St. Louis Ambush (indoor) 18 (1)
2000 Indiana Blast 23 (7)
2000-2001 Buffalo Blizzard (indoor) 29 (7)
2001-2002 Cleveland Crunch (indoor) 25 (2)
2003-2005 St. Louis Steamers (indoor) 61 (7)
2005-2008 California Cougars (indoor) 58 (5)
2008 Orlando Sharks (indoor) 6 (1)

About Coach Matt Caution: Matt is a St. Charles native, and has returned to the area after an extensive career in professional soccer.As a youth, Matt was very successful with his soccer teams, including playing for his high school, Fort Zumwalt South. Upon graduation, Matt went on to play as a Division I player, for Missouri State University. At MSU, Matt still holds the rank of all-time MSU soccer career leader in points (125), goals (46), and assists (33). In the 1998 MLS College Draft, Matt was selected by the Dallas Burn.

Matt has been the Technical Director for Livermore Fusion, in California, for the past 8 years. There, he has been training and coaching teams. While in California, Matt has earned ACF Fiorentina Soccer Certification, from one of the top soccer clubs in Italy. For over 20 years, he has done personal training for soccer, including weight specific training. Matt has been teaching soccer camps and clinics for over 25 years. He also holds a NSCAA National Premier Diploma.



Tim Weinhold

MO Thorns Vice President

Coach: 2003 White; 2007 White; 2009 White

Licenses: MYSA Youth License;
US National E License;
Currently working toward US National “D” License

Contact Information:
[email protected] 
[email protected]

About Coach Tim Weinhold: Tim has coached girls’ soccer since 2008.He has coached competitive girls’ soccer teams at the Prospects Soccer Club and at the Tony Glavin Soccer club.He was involved in helping create the Missouri Thorns Soccer club and currently holds the position of Vice President with the club.He has two daughters that play for the MO Thorns.He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master in Business Administration from Webster University.


Santiago Lopez

Coach: U16 MRL; 2006 White

Licenses: USSF National “D”;
Youth Academy Coach Certification ATFA
(Coach’s Futbol Association of Argentina

Contact Information: [email protected]

About Coach Santiago Lopez: Soccer is a big part of Santiago’s life and he has been playing the sport since he was 4. He has great passion and love for the game! As a player he spent my youth career playing for Atletico Nacional, one of the best futbol/soccer academies in Colombia (South America), after high school he was offered a scholarship at Lindenwood university where he played varsity for 4 years, making the All-Conference team twice. Santiago graduated with a degree in Business and Administration with emphasis in International Business. He played for the St. Louis Lions for two years in the PDL division. Santiago has been with the MO Thorns for 2 years. Prior to that he coached U6-U8 boys in his hometown of Colombia. When off the field, Santiago works for a technology company as a Senior Project Manager.





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