Sandro Christian Trigo

sandro trigo

March 28, 1975 ~ March 29, 2024

Born in: Lima, Peru
Resided in: Oakton, Virginia

Sandro C. Trigo, born on March 28, 1975, left this world too soon on March 29, 2024, but his impact resonates eternally. Sandro was a man of immense passion and dedication, whose love for his family, his team, and coaching defined his remarkable journey.

His devotion to his beloved team, DC United, and his role as a coach and mentor at MYS exemplified his commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a sense of camaraderie among his players. Sandro’s coaching extended beyond the field; he instilled values of perseverance, teamwork, and sportsmanship in every player he mentored. His singing talent was loved by many.

Above all, Sandro cherished his family. He was a beacon of love and support for his nephews, who held a special place in his heart, mirroring the affection he had for them. Sandro’s boundless love and infectious spirit brought joy to all who knew him.

In his passing, Sandro is reunited with his cherished Nona and grandparents, leaving behind a void in the hearts of his parents Nancy and Arturo, his brothers Oscar and Arturo, and his sister Pam (Paul). He will be deeply missed by his nieces and nephews Bruno, Becky, Paul Nicolas, Camila, and William, whose lives he touched profoundly. As well as numerous friends.

Sandro’s memory will be cherished by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and the boys he coached, whose admiration for him reflects the impact he had on their lives. Though he may no longer walk among us, Sandro’s legacy of love, kindness, and dedication will endure through the countless lives he touched.

Forever in our hearts, Sandro’s spirit will continue to inspire and guide us.


Visitation: April 5, 2024 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Service: April 6, 2024 11:00 am

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


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  1. The Owners and Staff at the Money and King Funeral Home, wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call us anytime as we are always available to you.

    Bob Gallagher
    Funeral Director

  2. Sandrito, I will miss you. I will miss our conversations about sports, religion, culture, music, and politics. You were so excited about getting your bathroom remodeled and that awesome mirror you were so stoked about.
    Thank you for sharing your music and world travels with me. Rest in Peace.

  3. Dear Pam, Paul and family I am so very sorry for this terrible loss. You all are in our hearts and prayers. With hugs Anne and the whole Klint/ Vanegas family

  4. I have no words right now, except, I’m gonna miss you Pikachu. Our team, DC United games, our random outings and just life in general will not be the same without you.

    My sincere condolences to his family, specially Paul Nicholas whom I know he loved dearly.

  5. Sandro I am heartbroken and will miss your smile, kindness, stories, and love of family, friends and what the world has to offer.

    Rest in Peace my dear friend.

  6. Te extrañare mucho…
    pero se que Dios considero que ya habias cumplido con tu mision en este mundo. Mi Querido Sandro, ya no tendre con quien hablar de football ni los consejos que me dabas, Gracias por todos los momentos vividos, nunca los olvidare. No te fuiste, ni te iras nunca de nuestros corazones, Siempre quedara tu Amor, Tu musica, tus Recuerdos y tus Enseñanzas! Hasta pronto y gracias por tanto! Siempre te llevare en mi corazon. Descansa en Paz Sobrino.
    A la familia mi mas profundo y sentido pesame por tan sencible perdida! 🙏

  7. Sandrito you left us to soon. We are heartbroken. You were a wonderful and caring son, brother, cousin, and Uncle. You will always be in our hearts. Rest in Peace dear nephew. We love you to eternity.

  8. Sandro, it was a huge surprise to learn this news. Bro, I will always remember your spark for life, immense talent as a singer, and an awesome human being.
    May our father in heaven welcome you to his almighty kingdom with open arms and may he give peace, serenity, and healing to your family during this challenging time. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  9. Dear Pam, Paul and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sandro was one of a kind and we will miss him. You all are in our hearts and prayers. With love, the Ricker family

  10. I’m so sorry to hear of your passing Sandro. A friend across the field, a pain in my butt arguing everything you could acting as a captain. But your fun spirit and playfullness will be missed. We know you’ll be watching the fields from up above!

  11. Sandro, there are no words to express the profound loss we are all feeling right now. Thank you for introducing me to your passion of soccer. I’m so glad you got to attend the World Cup more than once and I loved hearing all about your adventures. I will forever miss or dinners full of wonderful conversation, our winery days and evening concerts. I always looked forward to the next time you, Leigh and I would get together again. Now, we will have to settle for the memories we shared. I wish there could have been many more. Rest in peace my friend.

  12. Sandro….My respects for you as a singer and as a friend, as a brother.
    Now in another dimension of existence.
    Keep singing for the Universe brother.
    You will be missed greatly.
    RIP and ROCK ON!!!

  13. Sandro, I am truly thankful for the times we did get to spend together. I loved our times with Dana drinking wine, sharing memories, and making fun of American football coaching. I will remember your passion, your love of your family, and your love of music. You will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

  14. Sincere condolences to the family – still stunned by this awful news.

    Sandro and I became good friends over the past decade and regularly met up for beers at DCU matches. He was always a big supporter of my music and I saw him perform in several opera productions.

    Learned so much about soccer and life in general from this big hearted, intelligent, and talented guy – he will be dearly, dearly missed by all who knew him…

  15. Hermano querido, que tu voz siga resonando en los cielos como una melodía eterna. Que cada nota sea un eco de tu pasión por la música, y que ilumine tu camino en esta nueva travesía. Descansa en paz, amigo, y que tu música continúe inspirando a todos los que te conocieron. Te vamos a extrañar!!!!

  16. Dear Sandro, you will always live in my heart. I remember your antics.
    It is very sad to have to say goodbye to someone we love because of their physical death, we all went through a time of mourning and sadness, it is part of life.

  17. Dear Sandro! Sadness fills my heart. You were such a big part of our lives and yet you left us so early! You were a fine man of honor, passion, and kindness. I feel blessed that our pathways have crossed. Sharing car rides to our La Norte games was a lot of fun when we talked about so many things. Those memories I will always keep close in my heart. Rest in peace, dear friend! I will miss you greatly. My sincere sympathy to your family!

  18. Querido Sandro, siento mucho tu partida tan repentina, dejas un gran vacío en los corazones de todo aquel que tocaste con tu magia que te caracterizaba. Tengo los mejores recuerdos de tantos momentos juntos, tantas risas, tantos momentos inolvidables y que llevaré en mi corazón por siempre. Mi más sentidas condolencias para mi tía Nancy, mi Tío Arturo, tus hermanos y mi Pame. Te quiero mucho y sé que ahora cuidaras de todos los tuyos desde el cielo.

  19. Sending my deepest condolences to the family.
    Sandro was not just my colleague but a cherished friend, a mentor. He will be deeply missed.

    Rest in peace dear friend!!

  20. Sandro!!! My one and only Mr. Trigo, my heart is heavy and i don’t know how i can move on without you. You became a brother to me and we talked every day about anything. You loved everyone around you and oh my God, you loved your family. Kash, E and I will miss you dearly. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace!!!

  21. Sweet Sandro. Your beautiful spirit and voice that you shared with all will live in our hearts. Thank you for always sharing yourself with others. You will be sorely missed.

  22. I regret not getting to know Sandro better during my short time as his coworker.
    I will always think of him when I hear any Journey or Bon Jovi song. My deepest condolences to Sandro’s family, friends, teammates, and players. May he rest in peace.

  23. When I joined AMS, you were one of the early smiling faces that made me feel so welcome. I enjoyed discussing soccer with you, your love and passion for life, and your singing was such a special gift to the world. You were one of those special people that brough joy to those around you. I will never forget you singing the first night of the cruise at the bar. Our group was having the most fun, and everyone around us wanted to join in on the fun you created. You had that effect on people, and you will be missed terribly.

    My condolences to the family for your loss, and I pray that you find some respite in your grief when you are able to share the many fond memories of Sandro’s remarkable life.


  24. Dearest Sandy – – for more than 30 years, you were a part of our family, joining us in celebrating birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmases, and all our other excuses for get togethers! The fierce love, dedication and respect that you had for your own family was always admirable and beautiful. In seeing what others have posted, it is evident that you touched so many lives, and were the dearest of friends to so many people. This outpouring of love for you is not unexpected! We had such great times, laughs and adventures with you and feel robbed now that you have been taken from us. Sincerest condolences to your family. Rest in peace Sandy—until we meet again!!

  25. Deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked with Sandro and even went to the range with him. I hope only fond memories remain.

  26. Sandro was always so nice and he sure was the life of the party. Every Christmas party we knew we could find him at the karaoke machine. He always brought so much joy to everyone around him. Sending the family many prayers for peace and comfort during these hard times.

  27. Sandro, brother, where to even begin? You were a towering presence of awesome in so many lives. To lose your immense voice, not just in your words but your tone and sound. You spoke the most beautiful language. And you could sing like an angel. I have footage of you signing and it’s magical. You conjured spells of a love for life and football on all of us. Many great memories of RFK wild days and then settling down to become season ticket holders next to each other at Auid Field. As everyone who knew you also knows, you loved to debate, argue… exchange ideas. You had a lot of interesting viewpoints, many that required extensive counter arguments. But you never took this to a bad place. Chatting with you meant an emotional understanding of both sides and you were always curious about my weird takes as well. Just recently you talked about starting a podcast. I’m desperately sad now we didn’t get to do that. I would have loved to have your sweet voice recorded forever. But here we are. Life is what it is and it cannot be constrained by mere humans. And while I’ll be shedding many tears for you, I perceive death as the celebration of one’s life. And Sandro, you lived a beautiful life, full of the people and love you embraced. I really can’t imagine these coming years without you. We had so many big plans in the works with major football (soccer) coming to America. I intend to honor our love for the sport and you in the future. As you are no longer physically with us, your spirit and the memories we made will be what carries me forward in a world without you. Rest brother now, and be easy. While we are sad now, your smiling face and loving voice will be in our hearts forever.

  28. Absorbing all the loving comments for dear Sandro floods me with sadness. He had a magical effect on all when he entered. Had he been a dad, he would have been exceptional but not having held that status, he poured himself into his family and friends and provided quiet leadership. Sandro was an exceptional man and friend.
    The choirs of heaven will welcome him for eternity.

  29. Querido Sandro ,siempre estarás en nuestros corazónes ,mantendré viva el último abrazo que me diste ,Dios te lleve a ese lugar hermoso que es el cielo donde empieza la verdadera vida .Descansa en paz , 🙏.

  30. Sandro, you have been a great colleague over the years. Thank you for your bright smile, beautiful voice, and passionate spirit. Sending my sincerest condolences to Sandro’s family.

  31. Sandro, you were always a pleasure to be around and a joy to talk soccer with. You will be sadly missed.
    My deepest condolences Jeremy

  32. Sandro, thank you for teaching us the power of friendship, love and family. You will be forever remembered for your love of life and true perspective
    Rest in peace dear friend

  33. Dear Sandro, you left too soon querido amigo. We didn’t have a chance to say goodbye. We’ll all miss you. I remember the good time riding motorcycles. We had good time together. Rest in peace dear friend.

  34. So sorry for your loss. He is at peace now and will be watching over his loved ones because the love never dies and his soul lives on. God Bless to the families, especially Pam.. will be thinking of you.

  35. Descansa en paz Sandro, que Dios te te tenga en su gloria. Mi más sentido pésame a toda la familia.

  36. It has been over a week since the world lost you, Sandro. I’m now back home after spending time with your family and being part of your services on Friday the 5th, and Saturday the 6th. I’ve had a chance to reflect on a lot, and it is so obvious that not only were you a wonderful person & best friend to me, but with countless others that showed up to support you and your beautiful family during this very difficult time. That doesn’t even include the folks that were there in spirit because they couldn’t make it, but wanted to be there. With your sudden loss, you managed to bring the people who love you back together again. People that hadn’t seen each other in years reconnected. People that didn’t know each other but have heard of each other through you connected, met, and became friends. This was All because of you, and that is a wonderful thing.

    Being back home now, trying to move forward, its very tough to grapple with the enormity of this loss. You were a friend who could be counted on. Someone that was available for a meaningful conversation on ANY topic, and it we didn’t agree, that was ok, we still explored it, and moved on to the next thing to talk about. Having met & spoken to many of your friends, whis was a common theme about you. Others have mentioned you wanting to start a podcast. You would have been great at it, because your insight would have been invaluable. The world also lost your beautiful voice, which was magical & powerful. Your singing was a passion, and you were proud of it, because you were fantastic. I’m glad there are recordings of you available, because it was a serious talent.

    While soccer, or football, as you preferred to call it, wasn’t necessarily my passion, it was most certainly yours, and I believe you single handedly had a profound effect on getting a LOT of people, myself included, very interested in the sport. I remember vividly joining you at Summer’s years ago for one of the World Cup games in the wee hours of the morning, to see you dressed up as Uncle Sam, with full face paint, cheering on the US National team in full regalia. I was envious of your passion. It was thrilling to be able to virtually join you on your world cup trips to suppport your beloved Peru natiional team in Russia and the US National team in Qatar & see your pictures & videos. Was looking forward to going to a few games with you during the next world cup. You made the sport interesting to me and many, many others. Audi field won’t be the same without you, as the DC United lost its most famous & absolute best & biggest fan in the world.

    My thoughts now race through all the countless moments we spent together over the last three decades, starting with meeting you as my co-worker at the BOAT/US store in Alexandria in the early 90s when you were still in high school, and I was working part time when I was in college at George Mason. I recall all the parties, family events with the Dawsons or at party central on Evers Drive, to our countless road trips to see sporting events, concerts, and of course, our yearly pilgramage to Las Vegas at the end of almost every November, early December. We had a blast in London to see one of our favorite bands, Iron Maiden, in their home town last July. It was my birthday, and being able to spend it with you on an epic adventure was the best I could wish for. Having lost our mutual friend a few years ago, we made a pact that we would do all the things we possibly could together and not put anything off for tomorrow that we could do today. We talked about going to Panama to fish for YEARS and finally had in the calendar for July. I’m so heartbroken that I will not be able to show you around the country where I grew up and talked about so much. The same goes for not being able to finally go to Peru with you as my guide, which was on my bucket list of things to do. However, while we had plans, there were several stones that you did not leave unturned with me, your friends, and your family, as while there was plenty left to do, you did a lot. I could always count on you to be by my side in the spirt of adventure, infusing those adventures with your unique and infectious spirit and zest for life. Together, you and I embraced the simple joy of brotherhood & friendship and the thrill of discovery. These memories I shared with you will forever be etched in my heart, but am heartbroken that will won’t share any new discoveries in person, but you will be there with me in spirit.

    I will be reminded every day of the profound impact you had on my life and the lives of so many others. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled, but your memory will endure as a source of comfort and inspiration to all who knew and loved you.

    Rest in peace, dear friend. Though you may be gone, your spirit lives on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to call you friend. Until we meet again, may you find eternal peace and happiness in the arms of the angels.

    What I wouldn’t do to hear you say “DIAAAABLO” and “VAMOS PERU CARAJO” one last time! I love you Sandro.

  37. Well, finally put this together.

    I’ve known Sandro for over twenty years… I first met him like many of you, at RFK Stadium for a DC United game. At that time I was just a regular fan, but wanted to get involved in the supporter groups…

    So I checked out ‘the big two’ but something attracted me to the party that was happening behind the north goal. I went over, met a few people and Sandro was one of them. We immediately hit it off and what made me join La Norte over the other groups was their passion… but no one in that group, had bigger passion for the black and red than Sandro.

    From that day on, we became good friends, and I learned a lot about him over the years… We had the same sense of humor, some would say dark humor… We had the same taste in music, we even developed the same knee issues that come with old men still trying to play futbol… and even heart conditions, though mine, thankfully was nowhere near serious as his.

    Early on I learned that he not only had passion for DCU, but for the US national team, Peru of course but just soccer overall… He loved futbol and talking about it… He also had passion for art and history and debating…

    Man he loved to argue and make his point and even after you conceded on an argument, he would continue… which in turn would make you not concede and keep arguing with him because let’s face it, arguing, fighting, teasing, ‘busting balls’ as he liked to say, was a lot of fun with Sandro. He could take it as much as he would dish it out.

    He also had a passion for music, of all kinds, we both love rock, and one band in particular. Now, I love Iron Maiden, BUT HE LOVED The Maiden and even though we never went to a concert together, we did talk about each concert we would go to separately. There was one concert he went to one year, and I really wanted to go, couldn’t make it, asked him to bring me a shirt and he did… I had to pay him for it of course, because, you know, Sandro… I were to the viewing, and will treasure it forever.

    Besides listening to music, he loved performing it. I never got to see he him sing for his band, and I’ll have to leave with that regret, but where I know I make up for it is, I got to see him sing at karaoke numerous times, which was very entertaining. Specially earlier this year when we ended up in a bar, late at night thar we really didn’t want to go in to, because it was super shady, but we were in search for pupusas damn it and we just had to do what we had to do.

    Sandro loved “his pupujitas” as he jokingly would say as much as I love lomito saltado and pisco sour.

    But back to his singing, he sung a song in Spanish and blew everyone at the bar away, got a great reaction. I also feel honor to say that, I got to see him sing, in what to me he was most proud of, an opera at the University of Maryland… If I got the location wrong, my apologies, it was a while ago but my wife and I went not knowing what to expect and that night, as I saw him sing, and act… badly… His words, not mine, I learned to appreciate him that much more. My wife and I were blown away, Pikachu as many of us loved to call him, looked pika-cute in a tuxedo, but he could sing, and I will always cherish that memory.

    I mentioned passion earlier, above all else, he had passion for his family. He loved you all very much, talked about you all the time, bragged about ALL your family trips, and through him I got to learn about and see a lot of great places.

    But he loved you specially, Paul Nicholas. You probably didn’t recognize a lot of people over the last few days, but we all know you, have known you since probably you attended your first DC United game, because your uncle was most passionate about you. He was proud of you, and I am specially proud of you because you became a Manchester United fan. I’m kidding but man he was there to reminded me every goal they gave up, every loss they ate…

    That’s your uncle, but take comfort in knowing that you were everything to him… and to us, because we all learned to love you and care about you even if we didn’t spend any time with you. There isn’t a single friend of Sandro who doesn’t know who you are. So if you ever need anything from me, from us in La Norte, please let us know. That goes to the whole family of course, we’re here for you, because Sandro was there for us.

    I just want to finish with a small chant we had in La Norte, that I’ve modified a bit for Sandro…

    Sandro, mi buen amigo

    Algún día volveremos a estar contigo

    Te extrañaremos, de corazón

    Tus amigos de La Norte, no te dicen adios

    Si no un hasta luego


    No me importan lo que digan

    Lo que digan los demas

    Te llavare en mi corazon a todas partes

    Cada vez, te extrañare mas.

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