The City Way

Our team leads with kindness, compassion, and empathy while creating a holistic approach to the long term development of our student athletes on and off the field.

Why CITY?

Chicago City Soccer Club (CITY) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the families and soccer fans throughout the Chicagoland area. CITY is the first and only Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) 5 Star Club in the City of Chicago, and provides unique opportunities for both players and coaches throughout the region.

As the first and only USL Academy program in the State of Illinois and the first and only ECNL program in the City limits, CITY is leading the way in creating a true player and coach pathway.

We are a Community. We are a Family. We are Chicago City.

The Chicago City DNA was established on a culture of family and hard work which we believe creates an environment that supports and nurtures the long term development of our soccer community.

Locations

Front Office

Nick Mulvaney

Founder & CEO

USSF A License

I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. After leaving home at a young age to play collegiate soccer in William Carey University, Mississippi, this beautiful sport has provided me with some of the most memorable experiences that I want to be able to pass on to the next generation.

Through opportunities in New Orleans, Chicago, and London, I returned to Chicago in 2011 to take on the role of Director of Coaching with Chicago Lakefront Attack Soccer Club. In 2013 I was able to rebrand the club as it is today, Chicago City Soccer Club. I set out to create an organization that would do things the right way while always looking to create new and exciting opportunities for both players and coaches.

Over the last decade I have been part of many teams who have been able to create a unique club experience that brings communities throughout Chicagoland together. This has allowed us to become the first and only Illinois 5 Star Club in the City of Chicago and the first and only USL Academy program in the state of Illinois. Alongside the academy our newly launched USL W and USL 2 professional teams provide a true player pathway for our players and coaches.

As we continue to build up the professional side of the club, our goal is to provide a club for the people of Chicago who are part of the journey with us, hence the YOUR CITY - YOUR CLUB motto we have developed.

I look forward to continue with the growth of our game in and around our City, and I hope you and your family chose to be a part of it too.

In 2022 I went back to school for my masters in Sports Directorship with UCFB in London which has been an unbelievable experience thus far. I enjoy playing golf, cooking, yoga, snowboarding, traveling. and my team is Aston Villa because my Grandad played for them.

GO CITY!!!!

Simone Lodge

Head of Administration

Craig McDonald

Head of Player Development

Ryan Rogak

Head of Coach Development

Pedja Maksimovic

Coach Liaison

Ben Galvez

Director - Mini City

Darren Davis

Director - City West

Gabe Sanford

Director - City Loop

Gareth Corrigan

Director - City South

Orin Gilchrist

USL Operations

Amber Zola

ECNL Operations/Events

Gabrielle Whittinghill

Fundraising

Marie Zenere

Billing/HR

Coaches

Nick Mulvaney

USSF A & MSc Sporting Directorship (11yrs)

USSF A

Omer Hadzic

USSF B (11yrs)

Craig MacDonald

USSF B (10yrs)

Simone Lodge

USSF C (8yrs)

Pedja Maksimovic

USSF C (8yrs)

Ryan Rogak

USSF B (7yrs)

Ben Galvez

USSF D & MSc Education (4yrs)

Edgar Camberos

USSF C & MSc Project Manager Professional (4yrs)

Gabe Sanford

USSF D (3yrs)

Alex Rosales

USSF D & MSc (3yrs)

Darren Davis

UEFA B & MSc Sports Coaching (3yrs)

Arturo Hernandez

USSF D (3yrs)

Kyle Ortman

USSF D (2yrs)

Michelle Donahue

USSF Grassroots (2yrs)

Jeff Stone

USSF Grassroots (2yrs)

Tommy O'Neil

UEFA B (2yrs)

Luis Espinoza

USSF D (2yrs)

Juan Gutierrez

USSF Grassroots (2yrs)

Allison Ross

USSF D (2yrs)

Dimitri Tsoukalas

USSF C (2yrs)

Ivan Heredia

USSF C (1yr)

Amber Zola

USSF Grassroots (1yr)

Tim Spencer

USSF C (1yr)

Michael Cherco

USSF D (1yr)

Barry Cummings

USSF A & MAT Education (1yr)

Juan Espinoza

USSF Grassroots (1yr)

Gareth Corrigan

USSF C (1yr) MA Sports Leadership

Ryan Ruzicki

USSF C (1yr)

Yazen Bakri

USSF Grassroots (1yr)

Paul Cleary

USSF Grassroots & MSc Business Strategy & Innovation (1yr)

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