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.
Soubrier became involved in athletics at a young age, regularly playing barefoot soccer while growing up in Western Africa’s Ivory Coast. During this time, Soubrier learned to appreciate the sport for its challenge and communal nature – both of which were formative in shaping his future playing career and, subsequently, the pursuit of a job in sports medicine.
At age 11, Soubrier and his family moved to Southern France, where he continued to play soccer and was eventually recruited by the Toulouse Football Academy. He spent several years there, honing his skills while attending boarding school. After departing the academy, Soubrier relocated to Portland, Maine at the urging of his mother, who encouraged him and his sisters to go to the United States and learn English. Here, Soubrier contributed to a state championship-winning effort with his high school soccer team, all while fostering an academic interest in science – namely, biology.
Pierre Soubrier went on to merge these passions in higher education, playing soccer for Quinnipiac University while studying sports medicine. Beyond college, he served in several PT-related roles for local athletic teams before earning a head athletic training position with the Washington Spirit. This stint would produce subsequent jobs with the Colorado Rapids and the Portland Thorns. During his time with the Spirit, Soubrier met his wife, Crystal, a prominent Thorns player. In 2021, Pierre and Crystal founded PCSWellness, a small consulting company based in Portland.
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 his professional obligations, Soubrier enjoys cooking, gardening, racquet sports, and spending time with family. He is an avid outdoorsman, partaking in fishing and bow hunting in his spare time.
Regardless of endeavor or goal, Soubrier prides himself on remaining inquisitive in all he does, attributing his accomplishments to his lasting work ethic, personal accountability, and transparency. These traits, he believes, are paramount in establishing and maintaining success in a rapidly changing field.