Marcelo Balboa Wife April Winn Hehnen: Married Life And Kids

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The audience is curious to know about Marcelo Balboa’s wife. They wanted to know the details about his wife and kids.

Marcelo Balboa, born on August 8, 1967, is a former professional soccer player. Balboa played as a defender for the national team of the United States in the 1990s.

Balboa made his debut for the United States national team against Guatemala on January 10, 1988.

Marcelo Wishing Birthday To His Son, Nick
Marcelo Wishing Birthday To His Son, Nick (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, In 1992 and 1994, he was named the US Soccer Athlete of the Year. Marcelo was also the first American player to pass the 100-cap record in 1995.

Moreover, he was also the captain of the national team.

Initially, in his professional career, the player was committed to the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks of the American Professional Soccer League.

Later, in 1990, he moved to the Colorado Foxes, and again in 1996, to play Major League Soccer, joining the Colorado Rapids.

Balboa earned the title of the MLS All-Time Best XI and was selected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.

Marcelo Balboa Wife, April Winn Hehnen

Marcelo Balboa is a very secretive person, as he has not revealed or posted much about his wife.

However, according to his Instagram post, the player separated from his first wife, Cindi Sullivan Balboa.

The pair has two beautiful sons, Owen Balboa and Nicholas Balboa. Owen was born on July 20, 2000, and his older brother Nicholas celebrates on February 18.

Even though their parents got separated, Nicholas and Owen have a very good relationship with their father.

Some sources claim that the two children live with their mother, Cindi.

Marcelo Balboa With April Winn Hehnen
Marcelo Balboa With April Winn Hehnen (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, the former player is currently in a relationship with April Winn Hehnen. April Winn Hehnen works as technical support at Guidely.

She isn’t active on her social media accounts, and information regarding her personal life is limited to the public.

However, Hehnen’s Facebook page claims she also has two kids from her previous relationship: one daughter and one son.

Marcelo Post Retirement Life

Marcelo Balboa, a former MLS player, declared his retirement from professional soccer in April 2003.

Balboa thinks that retiring is the thing that makes him proud when he looks back.

“I’ve been blessed and have had some pretty interesting moments in my career with being able to play in World Cups and All-Star games,” he said.

Marcelo Balboa As A Reporter
Marcelo Balboa As A Reporter (Source: Instagram)

During ABC’s coverage of the 2003 MLS All-Star Game and MLS Cup, Balboa started his career as a sideline reporter.

In 2004, he began working as a regular broadcaster for ABC and ESPN’s coverage of the US national team. And after the 2004 MLS season, he started working in the front office with the Rapids.

The former defender also became a coach in 2012 for Monarch High School’s boy’s soccer team.

“I did not think I would be a coach. I got started coaching my kids because I wanted to spend more time with them—the car rides to practice and during the games,” Marcelo said.

In one of his interviews, the former player also advised youth who wanted to pursue a career in sports.

He told the youths to be patient and to choose the path that suits them better and works for them.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati

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