Goran Vasic - Executive Director - SPORTING CT SOL GVSA

Teams: 2006 Boys, 2003 Boys

USSF "A" National Coaching License
USSF "B" National Coaching License

2007-Present NORTH BRUNSWICK SOCCER CLUB (North Brunswick, New Jersey), Training Consultant
2001-Present WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP SOCCER CLUB (Washington Township, New Jersey), Coach
Coach of U-11 WT-LIGHTNING and U-13 WT –BULLDOGS, two state number one youth soccer teams
2000-Present GORAN VASIC PRO SOCCER ACADEMY, Founder & Director
2008-09 NEW JERSEY IRONMEN (Newark, New Jersey), Assistant Coach
1998-01 CLEVELAND UNITED (Cleveland, Ohio), Director and Coach

2007-09 NEW JERSEY IRONMEN (Newark, New Jersey), Major Indoor Soccer League Captain and player/coach
2006 MILWAUKEE WAVE (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Major Indoor Soccer League
2001-06 PHILADELPHIA KiXX (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Major Indoor Soccer League
2000-01 MISL Champions, Twice led MISL in assists
1999-00 PITTSBURGH RIVER HOUNDS (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), USL A-League
Team leader in points, goals and assists
1998-01 CLEVELAND CRUNCH (Cleveland, Ohio), National Professional Soccer League
1998-99 NPSL Championship
1999 NPSL Newcomer of the Year Award winner
Elected to NPSL All-Star Team
1997-98 HOUSTON HOTSHOTS (Houston, Texas), Continental Indoor Soccer League
1997-98 CISL Rookie of the Year
1988-97 RED STAR BELGRADE (Belgrade, Serbia)
Began playing for one of the best youth teams in the world at age of seven and stayed with them for the next nine years.
At the age of 17, I become a professional soccer player playing for first division teams in Serbia and former Yugoslavia.

Andrei Popescu - Marketing Director - Head Coach

(203) 868-9688
CT SOL Teams: 2004 Boys
USSF "B" National Coaching License
USFF Futsal State License 2
USC Director Of Coaching Diploma
USC LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion Online Diploma
USC Futsal Level 1 Diploma
USC Get aHEAD Safely In Soccer Diploma
NSCAA Key Moments In The Game Diploma
CCEP High School Coaching Certificate
NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching
AIC Level 1 of the NFHS Coach Certificate Program
HEADS UP - Concussion In Youth Sports
Sporting CT (2016 - Present)
LEAD SOCCER (2014 - Present)
CT SOL (2017 - Present)
Ginga FC (2013-2016)
Brazil CT (2010-2016)
Everson Soccer Academy (2005-2016)
Wallingford Youth Soccer Club (2006-2016)
Guilford Youth Soccer Club (2006-2016)
Madison Youth Soccer (2006-2012)
Hamden Youth Soccer Club (2010-2014)
Quinnipiac University Men's Soccer
Ulster County Community College
IMG Soccer Academy
Quinnipiac University NCAA D1 Men's Soccer - Full Athletic Scholarship
Founder @ Lead2Rise (Sports Leadership Agency)

www.wegotplayers.com/blog - (Helpful and educational articles about the college recruiting process)

Dylan Hogan - Staff Coach


( )

Teams: 2004 B, 2005 B, 2006 B, 2007 B and 2008 B.

USSF F license
heads up: Concussion in youth sports
IYCA Youth Nutrition Specialist
Sporting CT 2017-present
Everson Soccer Academy 2015-present
Brazil CT 2015-present
Wallingford Youth Soccer club 2015-present
Southern Connecticut Men's Soccer, CT
Wallingford Warriors state and region 1 champions, CT
Lyman Hall High School, CT
CFC Wildcats, CT
Brazil CT Futsal, CT
2014 Boy's All Housatonic Team and Senior Bowl selection
Lyman Hall High School Co-Captain 2014
SCC Allstar Academic Team


Carl Lombardo - Staff Coach

( )

Teams: 1998/99 Boys


USSF B License

NSCAA Premier Diploma


Oakwood Soccer Club

Connecticut Football Club (CFC)

Rocky Hill High School Boys Varsity Coach

Columbus Soccer Association

Arsenal Soccer Club

Ohio ODP


Ohio State University Men's Soccer:

All Regional

4 various All-Tournament Teams

Oakwood Soccer Club and Vinal Tech High School:

1st Team All American

Region 1 ODP

Victor Lopez – Staff Coach
( )
Teams: 2003/04 Girls Gold



USSF D National License

CT High School Coach Certification

USC Goalkeeper Level 1


Sporting CT (2016 - Present)

CT SOL (2017 - Present)

Lyman Hall High School

2016 CFC Sound

2012-16 Cheshire Soccer Club

2013-15 Brazil CT

2012-15 Everson Soccer Academy

2009-11 North Haven Soccer Club



DC United Reserves

Universitario de Deportes


Branislav Obrenovic – Staff Coach

(obrenovic.b@gmail.com)Teams: 2004 Gold and 2009 boys


2009 – present Faculty of Sport and Physical Education,
Belgrade University – Phd, Sport Science


2009 Faculty of Sport and Physical Education,
Belgrade University - Masters Degree
Bachelor of Sports Professor, Football department

2009 Football Coaches School, FA Serbia,
UEFA "A" License.

2007 Faculty of Sport and Physical Education,
University of Belgrade
Personnel Centre - Football coach

2006 Faculty of Sport and Physical Education
University of Belgrade
Professor of Sports, Football department

2003 Football coaches School, FA Serbia,

UEFA "B" license

2003 High School of Coaching Belgrade
Senior football coach


2000 - 2011 F.C. Zarkovo, Belgrade, Serbia
Head coach: U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18, U-21.
Senior team Head coach, 3rd League (2003),

Senior team Assistant coach, 3th League (2006)

2012 F.C. Zvezdara, Belgrade, Serbia
Senior team Assistant coach, 3th League

Coordinatior for youth categories


2013 - 2014 F.C. IM Rakovica, Belgrade, Serbia

Senior team - Head coach and Assistant coach – 3th League


2012 - 2016 F.C. Borca, Belgrade, Serbia

Head coach: U-16,

Head coach - Youth team - Serbian national League

Senior team - Assistant coach – Serbian 2th League


2001 - present Football Academy Zarkovo, Belgrade, Serbia (co-founder)

Head coach: U-6, U-7, U-8, U-9, U-10, U-11, U-12,

Coordinator of coaching staff


2008 - 2016 JT International, Belgrade, Serbia
Head coach of company’s football team for The Adriatic region

(Serbia, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia)

Selection and preparation for Regional JTI championships:

JTI CE Football Championship 2008, Switzerland,
JTI CIS+ Football Championship 2010, Russia,

JTI CIS+ Football Championship 2012, Serbia,

JTI CE Football Cup 2014, Poland

JTI CE Football Cup 2016 Romania

2011 Goran Vasic Soccer Academy, Middletown, Connecticut,
United States of America
Guest - expert observer: U-7, U-8, U-9, U-10, U-11

Middletown "Magic" Youth Soccer, Middletown,
Connecticut, United States of America
Guest - expert obserever: U-11, U-12, U-13, U-14


2017 Goran Vasic Soccer Academy, Middletown, Connecticut,
United States of America
Volunteer: U-7, U-8, U-9, U-10, U-11


Sporting CT, Middletown, Connecticut,

United States of America

Volunteer: U-9, U-14



1996 - 1999 F.C. Zarkovo, Belgrade, Serbia
1992 - 1996 F.C. Knezevac, Belgrade, Serbia
1981 - 1992 F.C. Cukaricki, Belgrade, Serbia



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