(February 25th, 2012 Los Angeles, CA) United FC was honored at the 2012 Cal South Soccer Nation Expo & Awards Banquet for both superior coaching and on field performance.
United FC alumnus Coach Carrie Taylor was awarded the 2011 Developmental Coach of the Year for her work with the 2011 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup National Champions GU14 White team. Coach Taylor joined United FC in 2009 as the Older Girls Assistant Director of Coaching, but moved on in September of 2011 to pursue opportunities with the MLS Club Vancouver Whitecaps. During her tenure at United FC Coach Taylor made important contributions to the Club both on and off the pitch.
Finally, the GU14 White team was honored for their National Title winning performance in the 2011 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup. As Director Matt Swindle noted, “It was great to see the girls enjoying themselves, interacting with the other teams honored and providing the loudest cheers for Carrie, however with their hair down it was hard to recognize them as that tenacious on the field team”. Although not honored, special credit is due to both Karl Simonian who coached the team for United FC in 2009 and is largely responsible for both recruiting and coaching the team while at Mission Viejo SC before the move to United FC, and to the parents of the team for their commitment to the team’s success.