Cincinnati Soccer Club
Nine months ago, FC Cincinnati entered the United Soccer League, American soccer’s third tier. Since then, they have garnered attention and fans. They’ve built a $250 million stadium in the urban West End. They’ve built a top-notch training facility in Milford.
Coach Allison has been playing soccer since she was 5. She played recreationally and then club soccer through college. She loves working with kids and is excited to introduce them to the best sport ever!
Coach Bryce is a Cincinnati native who has been involved with soccer for over 20 years. He has a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Coaching. He has coached club, high school, and intramural soccer. He loves working with kids and watching them grow and develop their skills. He is excited to bring his passion for the game to Soccer Shots!
In 2022, Coach Bryce was named an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh. He helped the Panthers to a record-setting season and a College Cup appearance. He has also coached at Oak Hills Premier Soccer and is a certified US Soccer Coach D License holder. He looks forward to sharing his love of the game with the children at Soccer Shots!
Coach Bryce can usually be found at a Bengals or Reds game or at home with his family when not at the soccer field. He is an avid golfer and enjoys playing the piano. He is also a huge outdoors fan and is passionate about wildlife conservation. He is very excited to join the Soccer Shots team and looks forward to making new friends!
After a year of volunteering for Soccer Shots, Coach Emily was able to take on a full-time position in the fall of 2021. She has actively participated in soccer since she was a child, playing recreational and competitive club soccer for Fairfield Optimist and Cincinnati United Mason. She has a great love for the game and is thrilled to be able to share her enthusiasm with all of the kids she works with!
Coach Allison is a native of Cincinnati and has been a soccer player for most of her life. She attended Xavier University and has a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. She has a teenage daughter who plays soccer and is an avid Reds and Bengals fan. She loves working with the kids and watching them grow and learn each week!
Coach Amy has worked with Soccer Shots for five years. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Teaching and Curriculum. She is very excited to be a part of this amazing company! She is always willing to learn and has a great love for the sport. She is very excited to be a Soccer shoot coach and work with the little ones.
Coach Brandon grew up playing every sport, but soccer has always been his passion. He has played at the college club level and in professional leagues in Europe. He has been coaching youth sports for over 12 years and loves seeing kids grow, learn new skills and develop a love of the game. He finds it very rewarding to see the excitement on their faces when they start their soccer classes and their progress throughout the season.
He is married and lives on the west side of Cincinnati with his wife and three kids. He enjoys the outdoors and specialises in wildlife conservation and the environment. He is passionate about soccer and has been a volunteer assistant coach for the FC Cincinnati girls’ team. He is excited to be part of the Soccer Shots family and looks forward to sharing his love for the game with the children of our community!
The 3-0 win over Montreal put FC Cincinnati in sole possession of first place in the Supporters’ Shield standings. The victory also ensured that the Orange and Blue would make the playoffs.
Despite FC Cincinnati’s goals-against record, the club had several offensive weapons. Brenner and Vazquez each scored a club-best 18 goals, while Luciano Acosta and Obinna Nwobodo combined for 16 goals. In addition, several players contributed key assists.
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer club based in the United States, with franchises in the Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Premier Development League (PDL). The club is owned by the City of Cincinnati and governed by the MLS Commissioner’s Office. It is one of the youngest teams in the league.
The club has been in existence since 2000 and has won the MLS Cup once, in 2022. The franchise is also the defending champion of the USL Championship and has won three other championships in the league’s history. It competed in the UEFA Champions League and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. It has also won two major domestic trophies in the past decade.
Coach Grace has been playing soccer since she was a kid, and as her mom would say, “She eats, sleeps, and breathes soccer!” She has played recreational and club soccer and was on her high school varsity team. She has also been a certified USSF referee for six years. She loves Coaching because it allows her to help kids learn and grow in the sport she is so passionate about.
Coach Matthew is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati and an alumnus of Xavier University, where he studied History and Education. He has been coaching youth sports for over 13 years and enjoys working with children of all ages. He teaches middle and high school science but is especially fond of the younger groups. He is passionate about helping kids develop a love of the game and loves seeing their smiles as they progress through the developmental stages of the game.
He has a strong connection to soccer because of his father, who was an assistant coach at the University of Michigan and has won two national championships with the Wolverines. He was also a member of the U-18 team that won the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Japan. His favourite part of being a soccer coach is watching the players progress and develop into great athletes and people.
Grace Voss has been the head coach of the women’s soccer program at Grace College since 2011. She inherited a top-ranked team, and under her leadership, the Lancers have maintained an impressive streak of excellence. In addition to winning the most games in the program’s history, the Lancers have boasted a remarkable team GPA, ranking first in the NAIA in 2011 and 2012.
Coach Voss enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her spare time. She loves the outdoors and is an avid hiker. She also loves to travel and try new things. She is excited to bring her love of the game to the next generation of soccer stars in Cincinnati! Her goal is to make every child feel special, and she looks forward to meeting all the families at Soccer Shots.
Coach Kaitlin started playing soccer at age 5, and as her mom would say, she “eats, sleeps, and breathes” soccer. She played recreational soccer until she was 11 and started playing club soccer with Ohio Elite. She also played on her high school varsity team. Now she is in her 3rd year of college at the University of Cincinnati, where she is studying allied health with the hopes of pursuing physical therapy. She is so excited to be a part of the Soccer Shots family and can’t wait to see all the children learn and grow throughout the season.
This year’s UCI signing class includes four local products from the Cincinnati area, two players from Dayton, and one player each from Lexington, Columbus, and Louisville. Kaitlyn Andrews comes from Loveland HS, Chloe Spitler from Centerville HS, and Julia Simer from Ursuline Academy. Additionally, Lauren Bastian and Sydney McMillian are from Dublin HS in Columbus, and Anna Rexford comes from West Jessamine HS in Lexington.
UC Irvine women’s soccer is off to a great start this season, and they are poised to be competitive in the Big West Conference. The Anteaters sit second in the conference standings, behind Long Beach State. Despite their recent struggles, the team is optimistic for the future and looks forward to improving each week.
In addition to the coaches mentioned above, a handful of others work in various roles within the coaching staff. These include assistant coaches, head coaches, and other administrative positions. In addition to their duties as an assistant coach or head coach, these coaches are responsible for creating a positive learning environment and supporting the players on the field.
Piccirilli comes to FC Cincinnati from the Columbus Crew, where he was the club’s regional scout. He has coached in the United States Soccer Youth Development Program, USL Premier League, and Major League Soccer. He also has experience as a professional in Europe.
In addition to his collegiate and professional experiences, Piccirilli has spent years as a strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer. He has worked with EXOS in Philadelphia and trained various professional, college, and high school athletes.