Staff Listing:

Ulf Ryberg - Owner
soccerswede1@aol.com

Benny Dargle - Director of Operations
bendog71@gmail.com

Jeff Tidd - Player Development (Boys)
liltidd5@aol.com

Ross Nicol - Player Development (Girls)
rossnicol85@yahoo.co.uk


Owner/Coach: Ulf Ryberg

Email: soccerswede1@aol.com

Coaching Experience:

Owner Cleveland FC
Coach Boys 97-98

Background/Experience:

Born in Gothenburg, Sweden. His grandfather, Eniar, played First Division A soccer, and nationally. His father, Hasse, worked and directed Ullevie, a world cup stadium. So naturally Ulf grew up in and around soccer his whole life. As a young soccer player his team won the Gothia Cup, and many more prestigious tournaments. By the time he was 17 he started playing First Division A soccer in Europe, and later was a member of the Edmonton Drillers. In 1980 he started playing NASL till 1982, and from 1982 1985 he again played First Division in Europe. Offered a spot with the Cleveland Force he made his way to America. Although he was forced in 1987 into early retirement, due to knee injuries, his love of the game kept him going. He began instructing, and molding young soccer players into competitive athletes. By 1996 he became the owner and technical director of Cleveland Futbol Club

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Coach: Benny Dargle

Email: bendog71@gmail.com

Coach Experience:

Present - Cleveland FC
Cleveland FC Soccer Camp - Director (15+ years)
Brunswick HS - Head Coach
Magnificat HS - Head Coach
Midpark HS - Head Coach
Medina HS - Head  Coach (Girls, Varsity)

Playing Experience:

The University of Akron
Cleveland Cobras
Seattle Sounders
Detroit Express
Washington Diplomats
Cleveland Force
Cleveland Crunch
Canton Invaders

Accomplishments:
USSF B License
1985-86, Cleveland Crunch MVP

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Coach: Jeff Tidd

Email: liltidd5@aol.com

Coaching Experience:

2007-Present, Cleveland FC
Strongsville, Youth & HS Teams / Camps

Playing Experience:

Strongsville HS
Cleveland Y League
1997-2003 - Cleveland FC
1998-2002 - Ohio North ODP
University of Pittsburgh
2001 - Trained with Chicago Fire

Accomplishments:

USSF National D License
1998-2002 - ODP Regional Team
1998-2000 - ODP National Pool
1997-2003 - Cleveland FC Team Captain

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Coach: Ross Nicol

Email: rossnicol85@yahoo.co.uk

Coaching Experience: 

Present - Cleveland FC
2010-2012 - Ohio North ODP Staff Coach
Challenger British Soccer - Coach and Camp Director
Wadsworth Amateur Soccer Association - Trainer

Playing Experience:

Milngavie Boys Club Amateur FC - Captain
Glasgow Celtic Youth Academy

Accomplishments:

USSF - B License
USSF - National Youth License
Scottish FA Kids & Youth Coaching Badges; Club Coach Certificate
Glasgow College of Nautical Sciences HND, Sports Coaching with Development in Sport

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Coach: John Ball

Email: ball0306@aol.com

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Coach: Glenn Bridges

Email: coach4@att.net

Coaching Experience:

2011-Present - Cleveland FC
2012-Present - Brunswick Travel Coach
2009-2011 - XplosionFC
2008-2011 - Parma and Strongsville Travel Coach

Playing Experience:

Padua - Varsity 1992-1996
East West Club - 1994-1996
Ohio Premier - 1991-1996
Inter 1 Club - 1988-1991

Accomplishments:

USSF D License
Holland Cup, Amsterdam - 1995
First Team All-Conference

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Coach: Jon Felton

Email: feltonje@yahoo.com

Coaching Experience:

2016-Present Cleveland FC
1997-Present Strongsville High School Head Coach (4x State Champions, 12 appearances to State Championships) 291-34-26
2013-2016 Coach OP Fire Soccer Club Girls 05/06 and 02/03
1999-2001 Cleveland Eclipse W-League Co-Coach
1999-2000 Elyria Soccer Org., Dir. of Travel Development
1994-1996 Strongsville Soccer Org., Dir.of Training Development
1992-1997 ODP State Coach
1991-1996 Strongsville Boys Asst. Coach
1989-1993 Busch East West Soccer Club

Playing Experience:

Bowling Green University NCAA All-American Div I
1988 National Camp Invitee (played in Asia, Canada, Europe, Cuba)
1986 Youth National Finals "Player of the Year"
1984-1986 National Final 4
1983-1986 4x Regional Champions
1983-1986 4x State Champions

Accomplishments:
USSF B National License
2013 Coach for the 1st East vs West All-American Game in Cary, NC
Led his 02/03 OP Fire team to #1 in the country for 6 mos according to GotSoccer rankings

Coach Felton's dedication to youth soccer at Strongsville over the years has helped prepare 70+ young women to play soccer at the college and national levels.
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Coach: Vlad Godosev

Email: vlad.godosev@icloud.com

Coaching Experience:

2013-Present - Cleveland FC
2010-Present - OYSAN ODP Staff Coach
2010-2015 - Lakewood HS Girls Varsity Head Coach
2006-2010 - Lakewood HS Boys/Girls Junior Varsity Coach
2010-2013 CKLA/Ohio Rangers FC; Dir. of Coaching /U10-U11 Girls
2006-2012 Cleveland Kickers Coach; U14-U18 Girls; U14/U15 Girls MRL; U11 Boys

Playing Experience:

2001-2005 Tiffin University
1997-2001 Lakewood HS - Senior Captain
2001 Cleveland United
1996-2000 Cleveland Whitecaps

Accomplishments:

USSF C License
2014/15 Greater Cleveland Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association's Division 1 Public School Coach of the Year

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Coach: Brandon Krek

Email: bksoccer0717@gmail.com

Coaching Experience:

2015 - Present Cleveland FC
2014 - 2015 Excalibur U8/U9 Boys
2014 - 2015 Technical Coach Rocky River U11 boys, U12 Girls
2012 - 2014 Board Member and Technical Trainer for Concordia Soccer Club
2009 - 2012 Director of Travel Tri-city United Soccer Club
2009 - 2012 Tri-city United Soccer Club Coach
2000 - 2005 Lutheran West High School Boys Varsity Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

1999 - 2000 Starter for LCCC
Two year starter for USAF Base Team
4yr Varsity 3yr starter Vermilion High School

Accomplishments:

USSF D National License

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Coach: Karen Ransom

Email: ransomkaren0@gmail.com

Coaching Experience:

2012-Present Cleveland FC
2010-Present Copley HS Girls Asst. Varsity Coach
2010-2014 Ohio North ODP staff coach
2010-Present Copley Cosmos: trainer
2009-Highland HS Head JV /Asst Varsity coach
1999-2001-Kansas State ODP staff coach
1999-2001 KS Olathe Soccer Club trainer

Playing Experience:

University of Cincinnati
Medina High School: captain
Cleveland Cobras SC: captain
Ohio North state team

Accomplishments:
USSF C National License
National Youth License
2011 Ohio Scholastic Soccer Assistant coach of the year

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Coach: Dave Sidloski

Email: david.a.sidloski@gsk.com

Coaching Experience:

2013 - Present - Cleveland FC
Strongsville Soccer (SSO) - Director of Coaching

Playing Experience:

1987-1990 - Cleveland State Varsity
1983-1986 - North Olmstead HS
1984-1986 - East West Soccer Club

Accomplishments:

USSF E National License
USSF National Youth License
McGuire Cup National Finalists - 1987
OHSAA D1 State Champions - 1985

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