Executive Director and USSF Development Academy Director
Executive Director & USSF Academy Director
Tony Kees joined Chicago Magic-PSG in fall 2012 as the Assistant Academy Director to Louis Mateus, after 5 years as the Assistant Academy Director at the
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Though never signing a pro contract, Tony knocked around in the pro indoor circuit with the Kansas City Comets and Illinois Thunder.
HIGHER EDUCATION: BS of Science in Art Education, Northern
Academy Asst Director
Bato was born August 28, 1980 in Berane, Montengro. In 1996, at the age of 16, Bato signed his first professional contract with the Berane, a 2nd division Team of Montengro.
Bato played with that team for 3 years and during that time he was named MVP 3 consecutive years. Bato also played for the National Team of Montenegro beginning U16 thru U18. In 2001 Bato would travel to the United States to take a position with the Milwaukee Rampage and was also called in to play for the United States League's Under 21 team in Portugal.
In 2006. Bato was named MVP of American Indoor Soccer League bagging 25 goals and dishing out 23 assists. He also led the Rockford Rampage to the 2007 Championship. Bato takes pride in every player he brings to the field.
On and off the field he enjoys watching them grow into young men and women of character. Currently still playing indoor soccer and very recognized athlete in the U.S. as amember of the US National Futsal Team.
Director of Coaching for North Shore and Pre-Academy Coach
Pascal Bedrossian was born in November of 1974 in France. He began his playing career at the Academy of Cannes in July 1990 with Johan Micoud, Patrick Vieira and Zinedine Zidane. His professional soccer career began in 1993 where he played his first professional game at the age of 18. He played the UEFA campaign in 1994/1995 with Cannes and 2002/2003 with Lorient. He won the cup of France in 2002 with Lorient. He ended his career in 2007 in MLS with the Chicago Fire after winning the MLS open cup. He also played with the French youth National team from U15 through U21.
Pascal began his coaching career in 2007 where he coached in a youth club in France for 2 years before moving back to Chicago. In July 2010,Pascal became the Assistant Coach of the Miami FC (Fort Lauderdale Strikers) for 4 months and then returned to Chicago as the Director of Coaching for the FC Drive. Beginning this year, Pascal received his USSF “B” License.
Ben grew up in Frankfort , Illinois and played his youth carrer with the Chicago Magic Soccer Club from 1991-1999. Coach Angel attended Lincoln-Way HS from 1995 until 1999. He went on to play 4 years at Southern Illinois University. From 2004-2007, Ben became Director of Coaching for the SIYSA Hawks Soccer Club near St. Louis.
From 2007 -2009 Coach Angel became a full time Coerver Illinois Staff Coach and moved back to Chicagoland area. Coach Angel has also served as the Director of the SoccerTots Chicago Program, which is based out of Chicago Indoor Sports in the city. Coach Angel joined the Chicago Magic PSG coaching staff in 2009. Ben recenltly moved back to Frankfort, IL.
Youth Director & Director of Micro Magic
· McCracken Junior High
Girls Director of Coaching
Alex was Born August 6th 1974 and grew up in Lombard Illinois. Played for theSockers FC Chicago (3 state cup championships). He
graduated from Glenbard East (1992) in Lombard where he helped
transform the program and produce the best season records in the
school’s history. Upon graduation, Alex went on to
attend Benedictine University, playing for Magic Coaching Director
Alex has coached for the past 20 years, most notably for the Sockers
FC Chicago, Eclipse Select, Chicago Fire Juniors and now the Chicago
Magic. Most recently, Alex spent 3 years as the Assistant Men's coach
at his alma mater, Benedictine University, during which he help revamp
the program and produce the best Men's Soccer results since his
playing days back in 1996. Alex joined the Magic in the spring of
2012 as the head men's coach for high school ages.
Alex resides in Roselle with his wife Bridget. He has 3 daughters,
Lucia (3) and Giselle (7) and Lisette (21). Alex's oldest daughter,
Lisette, is a center midfielder at Augustana College in Rock Island
and is completing her Junior year this spring.
Sal Gloria grew up playing soccer in
Sal received a full soccer scholarship to play at
Sal has been coaching youth soccer players since 2001. Prior to joining Magic in 2011, he coached for the Greater Libertyville Soccer Association (GLSA) and Eclipse organizations. During his time at Magic, Sal has had the opportunity to train with teams that participate in prestigious events. Events Sal has attended with Magic teams include Dallas Cup, National League, State Cup Championships, Regional Championships and National Championships. Sal currently holds a USSF National “D” license.
Jorge became a professional soccer player at the age of 17 when he signed for the 3rd Division of Atlas de Guadalajara. He spent 4 years in the Atlas Youth Division winning 3 National Championships, 1 in 3rd Division and 2 in 2nd Division.
The native of Mexico City played 1st Division in Lima , Peru at the age of 21. In 2001, Jorge came back to Mexico to play for the "Bachilleres de la U. de G" on 1st "A" Division, he made the All Start Team that year. He spent 1 season with Leon F.C. before playing 1st Division in Mexico for the "Gallos Blancos del Queretaro" on 2002, the following year Jorge won the 1st "A" Division Championship for "Dorados de Culiacan".
On November of 2004, Jorge became part of the Chicago Storm , professional indoor soccer. In 2005 his outstanding soccer skills helped him become the leader of the "Nike FC Magia Team Chicago', a group of players that were ambassadors of soccer for Nike in the Chicago area.
In 2008, Jorge joined the Rockford Rampage , an expansion team for the new indoor soccer league. The team had a great season coming up just short with a loss in the final game against the Baltimore Blast .
Director of Coaching for City and Pre- Academy Coach
Svet was born in Sliven, Bulgaria, moved to the US at age 13.
He started coaching with the Chicago Magic in back in 2004.
Awards and Achievements