Coaches

Admir Nezaj

Admir grew up in Kosovo before moving to New York City at age 8. During his first week, he found a soccer field and joined the Manhattan Kickers FC. After an accomplished youth career, Admir currently coaches for MKFC along with Born Kickers.

Christian Whitney-Smith

Cora Creighton

David Diosa

David grew up in Queens, playing for some of the names in NYC soccer: BW Gottschee, MLK High School, and the NY Cosmos. He currently plays for the Cosmos professional team!

Dygo Jozefzoon

Elvedin Cekic

Elvedin was raised in Brooklyn and has played soccer his whole life. He coaches for MKFC as well as Born Kickers, focusing on the youngest ages. Elvedin is a big fan of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Emmanuel Alvarez

Evan Rosenthal

Evan’s been coaching soccer in New York City since 2003. He is the President of the Manhattan Kickers FC and along with Tom Hatton, the founder of Born Kickers. His daughter Skylar is the first player to wear the Born Kickers uniform!

Gianna Smith

Gonzalo Rodriguez

James Caicedo

Jared Gilbey

Jared recently graduated from Stanford University after being a four year starter on the men’s soccer team, where he won two national championships. Born and raised in NYC, Jared played his youth soccer with the NY Red Bulls Academy.

Kashif Anthony

Since the age of seven in his native country of Trinidad and Tobago, Kashif played soccer every day in the streets. Kashif now has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and has since coached with MKFC and Born Kickers since 2016.

Kelly Raddar

Kevin Garcia

Kevin is a native of Bridgeport, CT where he first began to play soccer. In college, he was a team manager for Williams College Women’s Soccer team. His soccer idol Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp.

Maddie Pena

Maddie is from California and played at NYU. Currently, along with coaching, she attends graduate school at Columbia University.

Marquel Love

Marquel is from Northern California and has been playing soccer since middle school. She was a three-sport athlete in high school (field hockey, soccer, and track) and ran track and played soccer at NYU. She graduated in 2018 and currently works at NBC Universal, while playing, watching, and coaching soccer in her free time.

Martin Williams

From Brooklyn, Martin is a professional player who has spent time in the European leagues. Currently, Martin plays for New Amsterdam FC.

Michelle Henkhaus

Mohamodu ‘Mamud’ Keita

Mamud was born in New York City and played for MLK High School, along with Manhattan Kickers and Soccer Club. His parents are from Guinea, on the West Coast of Africa.

Nicole Ramirez

Noemi Vazquez

Olivia Braender-Carr

Rafael Bustamonte

Rafi is currently a senior at St. Johns and member of the varsity squad where he won the Big East Defensive Player of the week in the fall 2019 season. Rafi started his soccer with the Kickers!

Sam Carter

Coach Carter grew up playing for Manhattan Kickers FC, from age 4-13, before moving on to BW Gottschee, Red Bulls, and then a Division I college career at Loyola University and Rider University. Back in NYC, Sam is happy to be on the field as a coach while he plans for opportunities abroad.