Local player and coaching talent Michael Bustamante was named the new head coach of Boston City FC on March 14, 2019.
Bustamante returned to Boston City FC having been one of the stars of the club’s 2016 inaugural season when he was named to the All-NPSL Team. The Colombian-born midfielder, who was raised in Chelsea, played in every match and was instrumental in helping Boston City reach the playoffs as the team’s second-leading scorer with six goals and joint assists leader with four.
He returned to the playing side on May 11, 2019, in a match away to the New York Cosmos, captaining the side and operating in midfield.
Bustamante was selected in the first round of the 2013 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft by the New York Red Bulls, where he was a member of the squad that won the MLS Supporters Shield, alongside Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill. He enjoyed a standout college career at Boston University, winning America East Conference rookie of the year honors, having led Chelsea High School to four consecutive playoff berths.