ABOUT PIERRE SOUBRIER
Pierre Soubrier is an experienced professional athletic trainer and sports performance expert based in New York, New York. Throughout his career, Soubrier has prided himself on helping athletes perform to the best of their ability, specializing primarily in women’s soccer. He has worked with the Portland Thorns, Washington Spirit, Colorado Rapids, and NJ/NY Gotham FC.
A former athlete himself, Soubrier’s developed an interest in sports at a young age, growing up playing soccer in his native Ivory Coast, Western Africa. He spent six years in the Toulouse Football Club Academy, where he honed his soccer skills as part of his journey toward a professional playing career. After being let go from the academy at age 17, he relocated to Portland, Maine, where he eventually contributed to a state championship-winning season during his high school career. Soubrier then advanced to a five-year collegiate career at Quinnipiac University before channeling his passion into a career in sports medicine. He completed an internship at Yale University in 2011, where he worked with women’s field hockey and ice hockey. After spending time in subsequent physical therapy roles with local teams and clubs, Soubrier earned the head athletic training position with the Washington Spirit from 2015-2017. He went on to work as the head of medicine and director of performance for the Colorado Rapids Academy before becoming the head athletic trainer of the Portland Thorns in 2019. He was promoted to director of medical and performance for the Thorns in 2020.
Pierre Soubrier attributes his success to his enduring work ethic, transparency, and personal accountability – as well as a constant desire to be inquisitive in seeking out new information and skills. These traits, Soubrier believes, are crucial building blocks for remaining innovative and relevant in an ever-changing field.
Now, Pierre Soubrier is set to join NJ/NY Gotham FC as a team consultant, which will see him informing the club’s strategic framework and a professional player pathway while upholding its longstanding tradition of high-level service and standards for the women’s soccer community.
Beyond athletics, Soubrier enjoys cooking, gardening, personal fitness, and outdoor recreation. He is an avid fisherman and bow hunter, advocating for the latter’s inherent challenge and fairness.
He currently resides in New York with his wife, NJ/NY Gotham FC player Crystal Soubrier. In 2021, the pair established PCSWellness, a Portland-based consulting company.