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SVFC Coaches Announced For 2019/2020 Season

Updated: Jul 23, 2019

Here is a look at the upcoming 2019/2020 Head Coaches for the fall season.


*Assistant coaches will be named in the near future and high school coaches to be named first week of October.*


GIRLS COACHING STAFF


U12 Girls Black: Jose Canahui

Bio: Coach Cana is entering his second season as a Head Coach with SVFC. Jose also works in the SoccerViza office as the Head of Player Relations for SV Pro. Canahui has coached as an assistant at Norwalk High School, having played and won a state championship there. Jose has won numerous tournaments with SoccerViza teams. He also played collegiately at Southern Connecticut State University.



"I'm looking forward to working with this group of girls. They are full of energy and passion. I can't wait to help them become better players."

U13/14 Girls Black: Harry Soriano



Bio: Coach Harry is entering his first season as a Head Coach for SVFC. He was a former varsity soccer player at Norwalk High School and graduated from Columbia University this past spring.





"Being from Norwalk I couldn't be more excited to begin a new chapter with SVFC. I am looking forward to teaching this group about the technical, tactical and fun side of the game and can't wait to get started." - Soriano

BOYS COACHING STAFF


U10 Boys White: Mike Alcaraz


Bio: Mike is a current Assistant Coach for Manhattanville College Men's Soccer. He has a background in youth soccer and the collegiate game, having worked with youth clubs in New York City, Florida and California. He is a former collegiate player at Manhattanville as well as two years at Pasadena City College.




"I look forward to working with players for the future of the sport, I love helping improve the players technical and tactical understanding of the game. Most importantly, I look forward to being a role model for the players and helping them develop as people"

U10 Boys Black: Joe Funicello


Bio: Coach Joe is currently SoccerViza's Director and Founder. He has extensive experience at all level's of the game, including a youth and professional coaching license from UEFA. After a successful high school career at Norwalk High School, he went on to play professionally for 10 years. He is also the Director of SoccerViza Pro which is a professional scouting agency and has worked with clubs like Queretaro FC, Benfica and many other professional clubs around the world.


"I'm looking forward to working with all the returning and new players, as well as the new and returning coaches. Also to continue to show Fairfield County why there is no other club like SoccerViza."

U11 Boys White: Ariel Erazo


Bio: Ariel enters his second year with SVFC after a very successful first campaign alongside Coach Juan Gonzalez. Ariel brings a great presence and positive energy to every practice. He is a former varsity player at Brien McMahon High School.





"I'm so excited to get going again and work with all of the returning and new players for the upcoming season. Coaching is something I'm deeply passionate about, and I'm looking forward to just continuing to develop players"

U11 Boys Black: Juan Gonzalez


Bio: Juan enters his second season as a coach at SVFC. He was the Head Coach for the U10 Boys White team last year and U16 Boys Black team. Juan also serves as the Office Administrator at the SoccerViza office. Gonzalez is a former collegiate player at Western Connecticut State University as well as Brien McMahon High School.



"I'm looking forward to working with some of my players from last season as well as the new boys coming in. I want to build the chemistry between returning and new players and create something special for this upcoming season."

U12 Boys White: Juan Gonzalez



Bio: Juan enters his second season as a coach at SVFC. He was the Head Coach for the U10 Boys White team last year and U16 Boys Black team. Juan also serves as the Office Administrator at the SoccerViza office. Gonzalez is a former collegiate player at Western Connecticut State University as well as Brien McMahon High School.




"I am excited to meet this new group of players and show them what the SoccerViza way is. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things and develop this young group of boys."

U12 Boys Black: Alejandro Rivera


Bio: Coach Ala has worked with SoccerViza for the past three and a half years, both with our premier teams and being a Recreational Director for different programs around Fairfield Country via SVFC. He is a passionate, vocal and charismatic coach, he is the type of coach that players love to play for every day. He is a former Norwalk High School soccer player and state champion, as well as having played collegiately at Southern Connecticut State University.


"Every year I look forward to getting back doing what I love, which is coaching. I love knowing that I am a key part in the development of youth soccer players in Fairfield County and I just can't wait to get started with this group."

U13 Boys Black: Jose Canahui


Bio: Coach Cana is entering his second season as a Head Coach with SVFC. Jose also works in the SoccerViza office as the head of Player Relations for SV Pro. Canahui has coached as an assistant at Norwalk High School, having played and won a state championship there. He also played collegiately at Southern Connecticut State University.



"I'm looking forward to working with some of these returning boys as well as a new wave of players. I can't wait to get on the field and work with this talented group in a few weeks."

U14 Boys White: Miguel Argueta



Bio: Miguel enters his first season as a coach for SVFC. He was a member of the Norwalk High Varsity soccer team as well as having played collegiately at Keene State College and New England College. He is diligent and very detailed and willing to learn from other coaches along the way.




"I am very excited to get to work coaching for SVFC. I can't wait to help these boys develop as players and people and the fall can't come soon enough."

U14 Boys Black: Jon-Luke Ferrandino


Bio: Jon-Luke enters his second season as a Head Coach for SVFC. He has collegiate coaching experience at the University of New Haven and he is a former high school standout player at New Canaan High and collegiately at Iona University.





"I love what SoccerViza stands for, and look forward to every training session, game and opportunity to help players enjoy and learn how to play the game."

GOALKEEPER COACHES


Our goalkeeper coaches will be running off a professional goalkeeping curriculum which is age appropriate. They will also be working with all club goalkeepers every practice session and available for in game coaching.


Director of Goalkeeping: Nick Weinstein


Bio: Nick enters his first season as the Goalkeeping Director for SVFC. He also works full-time with SoccerViza as the Social Media Project Manager and works with goalkeepers at the SV Pro events. Nick was a former high school soccer standout at Trumbull High, as well as an all-region collegiate player at Endicott College. Nick will also assist Coach Joe with the U10 Boys Black Team.


"I am thrilled to work with and develop the goalkeeping talent at SVFC. I can't wait to get to know, coach and have fun with the hard working players that come through this club."

Goalkeeper Coach: Alfredo Perez


Bio: Alfredo is a former Norwalk High goalkeeper who is entering his second year coaching with SVFC. At Norwalk High School he won an FCIAC title before attending Albertus Magnus College in New Haven.





"I am looking forward to continued progress from our players. Progress is everything as long as our players have fun and develop, I can't wait for another great season."

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