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.

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!

Devin Leahy

Devin  is a native New Yorker. As a youth player, Devin competed in Europe for MKFC, participating in the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Harlem Cup in Holland. Currently, Devin coaches with MKFC and works in real estate.

Drew Rosen

Drew is a current member of the St. John’s varsity soccer team. Born and raised in Manhattan, Drew began his soccer with the Kickers and then continued at Met Oval.

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.

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!

Gabriella Funk

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.

Jesus Alvarez Riesco

Jesus is from Spain and played for RCD Deportivo de la Coruña before coming to the US. He’s a professional player formerly of the NY Cosmos and currently with New Amsterdam FC. He’s coached in both Spain and the US.

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.

Kelli Keady

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.

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.

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.

Samantha Rathe

Sambie Johnson