Dan Calichman always felt at home in New England. But after playing at Williams College from 1986-89, soccer kept taking Calichman away from the region.
Calichman’s professional playing career began in Japan, where he became the only U.S. player to compete in the J League’s inaugural season in 1993, followed by stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Jose and Charleston, plus stints in New England with the Revolution and Boston Storm. Coaching took Calichman back to Los Angeles, then Toronto and once again LA, where he’s in his first season as an assistant coach under Greg Vanney with the Galaxy.
“Like Back to the Future, it’s my ‘density,’ ” Calichman joked recently. “Mother Nature certainly has a sense of humor – life keeps being more and more interesting.”