BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — When NYIT men's soccer coach Carlos Delcid scheduled Bloomfield for an Oct. 11 match at the New Jersey liberal arts college, then a return visit to Old Westbury in 2018, he had no clue he would be facing his brother.
But then Didier Orellana — Delcid's brother, who uses their father's surname — was hired by Bloomfield as head coach two weeks before this year's preseason practices began. And the brothers were resigned that they would have to face each other, although they are not eager.
The scheduled return visit to President's Stadium in 2018 already has been scrapped in favor of a scrimmage that won't affect either brother's career won-loss record.
"It's on the schedule, so there's nothing we can do," Delcid said about Wednesday's meeting. "But we will not play next year. We'll just scrimmage."
Delcid and Orellana have three other siblings — two brothers and a sister — although they are the only ones in coaching. Delcid is five years older than Orellana, but they were teammates during their playing days with the semi-professional Brooklyn Knights as well as in the Spanish league in Brentwood on Long Island.
Orellana was hired by Bloomfield after previously serving as head coach at NJIT. He worked as an assistant for his brother at NYIT from 2001 through 2005, during the first five seasons Delcid served as the head coach in Old Westbury. Orellana then moved on to take the head coaching job at Manhattanville, where he stayed until 2011 and he moved on to NJIT.