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Meet our Travel Team Coaches

 
Radovan ('Rado') Plekta 
Club Technical Director

2009 Boys Development Academy Coach, 2004 Girls Travel Coach, 2002 Boys Travel Coach

USSF Nationally Licensed, UEFA Certification

Played at Lake Braddock HS, George Mason University and professionally in Greece for 2 years. Fifteen-year
coaching career and author of two industry publications.
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 Kurt Borel
Academy and Camp Director
2001 and 2006 Boys Travel Coach

USSF National 'B' License, NSCAA Advance National Diploma

Played NCAA, Division 1 at Mt. Saint Mary’s and USL at Chesapeake Dragons.

Coaching for 15+ years including Varsity Coach at St. John’s College Prep in MD and Coach at Herndon Youth Soccer. 
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Stephen ('Stevie') Alabi

Director of Recreational/House Program

UEFA (B) License, USSF National 'D' License, National Youth License

Played at George Mason University and professionally in England at Rotherham United FC

Fifteen-year coaching career including Director of Coaching at NVSC, Coach at Tamir Linhart’s Golden Boot Soccer, Head Coach at James Madison High School, Athletic Director at Green Acres School and currently Edlin School, coached several travel teams in Northern Virginia.
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Heather Sanden

Director of Goalkeeping

USSF National 'C' License, NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma

Starting goalkeeper for WPSL Michigan Phoenix, received full athletic scholarship to Division I East Tennessee State University, holding records such as shutouts in a season with five and total saves with 442 as a student-athlete.  Starting GK for W-League Northern Virginia Majestics for three consecutive seasons

Coaching for 15 years including Assistant/GK Coach at American University, personal trainer and nutrition coach.  
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Ged Wood 
Coach of 2001 and 2002 Girls Travel Teams

National Diploma in Sports Science and Recreation, UEFA C License, UEFA B License
Represented youth State and Regional teams, played for Barrow F.C. 
Coaching for 20+ years including 6 years F.A. Youth Development Officer (Lancaster F.A. England), 15 + years in Northern Virginia Travel Soccer, 3 State Championships.
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Robson Gimenez 
Head Coach for 2003 and 2007 Boys Travel Teams

FPF Federacao Paulista de Futebol FA License, CBF Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol FA License
Played at Deportivo Wanka (Peru Division 1): 2002; Union Minas (Peru Division 1): 2001; Nacional – Sao Paulo (Brazil Division 2): 1999; Alianza Sullana (Peru Division 1): 1998; Sedan (France Division 2): 1996; Olhanense (Portugal Division 2A): 1995; Corinthians (Brazil Division 1): 1991 – 1994.

Coaching for 10+ years including Brazilian Touch Soccer Academy – Footskills Academy, ODP Tryouts 2007-2008; coach/train various local NCSL, WAGS & ODSL teams.
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José Urquizo  
Coach for 2000 and 2004 Boys Travel Teams

USSF National 'D' License
NCSAA Goalkeeping Level I

Coaching for more than 10 years including ODP Academy (2015 to present), Founder and Coach at DFC Club Atlético Virginia and Coach of 2005 and 2007 Boys Travel at Reston Soccer Association. Reston Soccer Association Club Liason with Hispanic community. Traveled with 20U Peruvian National Team to Brazil for the Sudamericano in 2015.
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Brandon Burney 
Coach for 2008 and 2009 Boys Travel Teams

USSF National ‘E’ License 

Played club travel soccer at Team America Premier and McLean Youth Soccer as well as Super Y league with D.C. United.  Played at Lake Braddock High School, 2 years at Louisberg College and 2 years at Tusculum College.

Six years of coaching experience including a year as a graduate assistant at the collegiate level and several years at HP Elite & Beyond.
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Uche Ezenwa

Coach for 2007 Boys Travel Team

USSF National ‘D’ License

Played in the DC United Academy, won Club Champions League, State Cup Finalist.

Head coach at, Reston Soccer Association, Lead Technical Skill Trainer at Amartey Sports. Assistant coach at, FC Barca 98, and FC Virginia. Worked as a technical skill trainer at the prestigious Yuri Bodanov All- Around Player training program.
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Omar Alexander Chavarria Aguirre (a/k/a Alex Garcia)

Coach for 2008 and 2010 Girls Travel Teams

USSF National ‘D’ License

 Played at Annandale High School (2 years before returning to Guatemala), Semi-Pro in Guatemala for 6 months (Heredia FC, second team), MAN PRO Los Angeles (Beach Soccer), Northern Virginia Royals (1 season), Arlington Soccer Bolivian League (Litoral FC), currently playing recreational adult soccer.  Soccer Referee at Fairfax SportsPlex for youth and adults.

Coaching for 8 years including BRYC (Micro Academy – U9-U12), Arlington Soccer Association U9 and U10 Girls, Skills clinics at Arlington Soccer Association U9-U12 boys and girls, Soccer camps of age groups U5-U17 boys and girls at VYS, ASA, Marymount University, Tamir Linhart’s Golden Boot Soccer, BYRC and PWSI, HP Elite & Beyond, Technical Trainer at PWSI.
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Luis Robles 
Coach for 2008 Girls Travel Team

USSF National ‘E’ License

Played at Radford University and VISL (semi-professional)

Seven years of coaching experience; JV Girls soccer, U9-12, U17
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William Taylor

Coach for 2000 and 2003 Girls Travel Teams

USSF National ‘D’ Coaching License

Playing and loving soccer since the age of 7 (over 40 years!) including recreational, travel and college. 

Coaching youth soccer for more than 10 years in Virginia and California.  
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Thomas Pappalardo
Coach for 2004 Girls Travel Team

USSF National ‘E’ License

Played High School (Varsity - Walt Whitman High School, NY), Club (1973 H.B.C. Scorpions), LIJSL Select, College Club Soccer (College of William and Mary), and currently play in over 40 adult league at Loudoun Soccer Park.

Travel coach for 5 years, also coached several years of recreational soccer.
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Jeffery Kruse
Assistant Coach for 2004 Girls Travel Team

USSF National ‘E’ License

Played youth soccer and college intramurals.

Coaching for 7+ years.
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