Mission Statement

Nations United Soccer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Our mission is to help refugee and immigrant children and teens overcome adversity through soccer.

 

 

Who We Are

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Mary Karol Taylor

Founder & Director

 Mary Karol has taught at South Jr. High in Boise, Idaho  for 22 years, teaching English and Reading. She is currently South’s school librarian. Nations United FC was established in 2016 after conversations with two of her refugee students revealed their deep love of soccer and their lack of opportunities to play.

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Matt Trejo

Co-Director

Matt Trejo is a Science teacher at Hillside Junior High.  He also teaches a classes for English Language Learners the are part Hillside's Bridge Program.  He's been with the Boise School District for 6 years.

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Kenji Wright
Coach U-12/U-10 Boys

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Soren Taylor
U12 and U10  Boys

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Ishmael Quaye
Assistant Coach U-12/U-10

I am Ishmael Quaye, and I am from Accra, Ghana. Soccer was an important part of my life growing up. I always loved watching Chelsea play, and enjoyed practicing with friends in my community. I moved to the United States in 2014, and recently relocated to Idaho with my wife and our two children. I look forward to coaching and teaching my team about the value of soccer and the importance of being good teammates for each other on and off the field. 

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Jessica Oaks

Coach U-14 Girls

Jessica grew up playing soccer here in the Boise area. She played club with Les Bois United which has since merged into FC Nova, and also played varsity 4 years at Boise High School. Jessica’s freshman year of college she attended Seattle Pacific University on a soccer scholarship, however, her sophomore year she decided to leave the soccer field and pursue her dream of learning Spanish and traveling. She studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain where she was immersed in Spanish and futbol culture. Today, apart from working with Nations United, Jessica works as a Spanish teacher at Hillside Junior High. Nations United gives Jessica the opportunity to engage in 3 of her biggest passions: engaging with other cultures, working with young adults, and soccer.

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Chynna
Assistant Coach U-14 Girls

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TEAMS 

U12

Team Managers:
Mary Karol Taylor
Katherine Drahold-Cross

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U14

Team Managers:

Matt Trejo

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U16

Team Managers:

Mary Karol Taylor

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Team Photographer / Web developer 

Christian Lim

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past coaches and Team managers

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Abdi Osman

Coach U-19

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Moses Muyumbe Mukengezi

Coach U-14

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Rhys Yeakley

 Coach U-14

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Fred Shema

Coach U-12

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Tecle Gebremicheal

Coach U-19

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Victoria Slichter

Team Manager

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