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Jethro Dede (MKFC '96) named Liberty League's Men's Soccer 2017 Player of the Year

  • Jethro is a Junior midfielder at St. Lawrence University

http://libertyleagueathletics.com/news/2017/11/7/liberty-league-announces-2017-mens-soccer-awards-dede-selected-player-of-the-year.aspx


Alex Muyl ('95) Scores a nice goal for the NYRB!


Matt Miazga ('95) Scores 1st International Goal for the US in the CONCACAF Gold Cup!


Matt Miazga ('95) called up to represent the USA in the CONCACAF Gold Cup


Sergio Peralta ('01) training at Independiente in Ecuador

Former MKFC goalkeeper Sergio Peralta is finishing a year abroad in Ecuador where he played for Independiente del Valle.


Mateo Perez-Nance ('04) Thriving in Spain

After moving to Madrid, Mateo joined Chamartin Vergara's Infantil A team. He helped them advance to the Honor Division. 

  


Congrats to former MKFC ('97) player Jackson Najjar!

Jackson is a member of the Tufts University DIII 2017 National Championship Team.

 


Watch former MKFC ('00) player Raphael Iacovelli - #7 for AC Cesena - score a goal against AC Milan. 

He scores the second goal for Cesena to go ahead 2-1, in the eventual 6-3 loss. Rapha - keep up the good work in Italy!


Sam Carter (MKFC '97) returns to NYC for a collegiate match against St. John's University.

Sam, who is a freshman at Loyola University on a soccer scholarship, started and played 86 minutes in a 1-1 draw against St. John's. Below is a picture from after the game with MKFC President Evan Rosenthal, along with one from ten years earlier when Evan coached Sam (taken at a futsal match on a team trip to Brazil).

     


Matt Miazga (MKFC '95) moves to SBV Vitesse in the Dutch League

http://www.vitesse.nl/en/first-team/player/1483


Adam Ozeri ('98) called up to the U19 US National Team for the 2016 Stevan-Vilotic Cele tournament, Subotica, Serbia. 

http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/08/30/20/13/1...

  

Adam with the U19's in Serbia and with MKFC winning the futsal nationals. Top left in both team pictures!


Kickers bring another former player onto the coaching staff: Sebastian Garces ('96) joins Admir Nezaj ('96) as an MKFC coach.

MKFC welcomes Sebastian Garces ('96) back to the club. Sebas is the second former MKFC player to join the coaching staff and will be reunited with his former teammate Admir Nezaj ('96). The club is excited to have Sebas on board and look forward to all he has to offer the current players. He will spend the year helping with the various age groups, learning the coaching methods, and working with Little Kickers programs. It is special for the club to have players return, and speaks well for the longevity and quality of the MKFC experience. We are proud that former players remember their MKFC years fondly, and wish to return to help create the same positive experience for the next generation of players.

Sebas and Admir posing as State Champions. Sebas the team captain and Admir scored the game-winner.


Former MKFC player Adam Ozeri ('98) signs his first professional contract with Club Atletico Banfield in Argentina!


HUGE congratulations to former MKFC player Matt Miazga!  Matt signs with Chelsea FC of the English Premier League!

Everyone in the club wishes Matt the best of luck on his future professional career. We are very happy that his success will help motivate the current players in the club. Each and every player in the club will be proud to have shared the same jersey. Pictures below of Matt's U12 team (along with the U10's) winning a futsal regional and Matt's U11 Team (and U9's) in London - first time visiting as a Kicker!

  



Luca Koleosho (2004) thriving in Catalonia

Luca moved to Catalonia in September of 2015 and has been thriving with CF Reus Deportiu. We expect great things to come from Luca and wish him the best.



Congrats to Former MKFC Player Alex Muyl on Signing a Professional Contract!

Alex Muyl (95) becomes the second MKFC player to sign with the NY Red Bulls!




Updates on two former MKFC players abroad at professional academies: Raphael Iacovelli (2000) and Adam Ozeri (1998)

Raphael Iacovelli (2000) - AC Cesena in Italy

Congratulations to former Kicker Raphael Iacovelli (2000), who made AC Cesena's youth team, and will play next season with the Serie B club. Raphi writes from Italy, where he moved with his family last year, and thanks the Kickers for making him the player and person he is today. We wish him luck and look forward to watching his progress!

 

Adam Ozeri (1998) - Racing Club in Argentina

Adam Ozeri (1998) is in Argentina playing for Racing Club. Before that he was in Barcelona playing for UE Cornella and has been called up for the Israeli National Team. Congrats to Adam and his success. He played with the Kickers from U6 to U11 and was a very dedicated and motivated youth player. He writes that his favorite memory of his time with the Kickers was the trip to Brazil and playing against Vasco. Here are some pictures of Adam with Cornella, his Racing team, and in the Israeli uniform.    

  


Former Kicker ('95) Matt Miazga Selected to the US Men's National Team!
Will Represent team USA as they begin the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

Former MKFC player Matt Miazga was called up by Jurgen Klinsmann to the US Men's Senior National team for the first 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The current NY Red Bulls defender will be the youngest player on the team and it will be his first senior call-up. A big congratulations to Matt from all of the Kickers players and coaches as he continues his success.

   


Former Kicker Returns from Italy
Sal Esposito ('01) came to practice to speak to the players about playing in a professional European Academy. Sal was in town and worked out with the 2004 and 2003 ages. Sal, a 2001, started out with the Kickers and now plays for Genoa CFC in Italy. Sal spoke to the players and answered questions on what it is like to play in a top-level professional academy.


 

 


The Pre-Season Camp gets a special visit from Matt Miazga, New York Red Bulls defender and former MKFC player.

The Kickers began the 2014-2015 season with a camp at Chelsea Waterside Park. Former Kicker Matt Miazga ('95), now a professional with the New York Red Bulls, visited the practice. Matt spoke to the players of his time with the Kickers and what it takes to succeed in the game. The club wishes Matt the best of luck with his professional career.


 

 



Former Kicker Henry Martin Chooses Princeton

Congrats to Henry Martin (97) on his choice of Princeton University. Currently a member of the Red Bulls youth academy, Henry spent his earliest years with the Kickers. A highly recruited defender who is a regular member of the US Youth National Team set-up, Henry decided to further his soccer and academics at Princeton University. The club is proud of Henry and his accomplishments and hopes his dedication to the game will inspire future players. Pictures below of Henry with the NYRB Reserves and the U18 MNT.

 

Young Henry in Brazil with the Kickers in 2007 


Congratulations to Matt Miazga
Former Kicker makes his MLS Debut with the Red Bulls against the New England Revolution





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