MG United Mission
MG United Soccer Academy is dedicated to developing children's appreciation and love for the game of soccer.We strongly believe that soccer has a tremendous impact on social and academic behavior throughout childhood and early adolescence. While learning to play the game, children are also learning to interact with each other with respect and dignity; and they are stimulated to develop their own creativity. Practicing soccer at an early age supports discipline and structure, both of which are necessary for proper child development.
MG United Team
Radomir "Rale" Mihajlovic, native Serbian is a former professional soccer player. His career as a professional player started in Serbia, continued in Croatia, Greece, and the U.S. His broad knowledge of the game and acquired leadership skills have given him a unique ability to discover, develop, and coach soccer talents for the elite level of the game.
Rale, known as a “hard core” European school coach, offers intense, challenging, and high quality sessions in a professional atmosphere. Throughout his career Rale has worked in a number of international soccer academies, including several programs within the U.S., such as the Olympic Development Program (ODP), Mike Stankovic Pro Soccer academy, Thunder SC, Charm City Soccer, Baton Rouge, just to name a few.
Rale has been recognized with numerous awards for youth coaching, but the highlight of his coaching career is certainly leading the Bethesda Roadrunners to: MD State Cup, Regional I Champions, Jefferson Cup, Virginian, and YMS. In addition, other than a loss on penalty kicks in the MD State Cup semi finals, the team never lost a game in any State Cup championship or playing in NCSL premier division for years. Many of the Roadrunners players are currently in U.S. National team poll, under 16, 17 and 18.
Recently, Rale has been part of KVE Soccer Academy as a technical director. He coached boys U8, U9, and U10. Under his leadership U8 team become undefeated, winning the Central Maryland Soccer Association (CMSA) League, CMSA Columbus Day Classic and Four Season Indoor League. Rale's U9 team was also CMSA champions, runner up in Columbus Day Classic and Four Season Indoor League champion.
Currently, Rale is pursuing his love for the game obtaining UEFA A license for coaching.
Darko Kolic is a new addition to the MG United Team. Darko and Rale have been friends since early childhood. He started his professional career in former Yugoslavia in 1992, as a player of the FK Rad - first division, following up with the FK Hajduk Beograd. After moving to the United States, Darko continued his career playing in Richmond, VA and Long Island, New York. While playing for Long Island, Darko became the 4th ranked player in the league after 17 goals and 9 assists while also earning a spot on the second all-star team.
In 1997, Darko signed a contract with the Montreal Impact and stayed with the team until the end of the 2006 season. While playing for The Impact, the team won The Montreal Cup, The Six-Team International Tournament at Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillar, The League Championship in 2004, as well as the regular-season title in 1997, 2005, and 2006.
Darko began his coaching career in 2007 as an assistant coach of the Concordia Stingers. In February 2011, Darko was named the Technical Director of FC Anjou, located in the eastern part of the city of Montreal.
Juan Alegria, a native Peruvian, is a former professional soccer player. He started playing at age ten in one of the best known soccer clubs in Peru - Alianza Lima - where he stayed for most of his career. After moving to the United States, he continued to play and became interested in youth coaching. Since then, he has been a youth soccer coach in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
Juan is a passionate coach whose wish is to pass on his South American natural love for the game of soccer to a new generation of players. His coaching philosophy is aligned with his true love for the game; he believes that learning new skills, practicing a variety of drills, and finally playing the game, children are building self-confidence and sportsmanship.
Juan and Rale are still competing in a variety of leagues and tournaments throughout the State.