FUSE SOCCER AMBASSADORS
Fuse soccer is proud to work alongside our coaching ambassador staff who have dedicated themselves as players and coaches at the highest level of the game. The insight and knowledge shared from their experience has helped us to shape an elite soccer coaching experience in Orlando. Fusing together a top quality soccer experience along side the Epic vacation that Universal Orlando Resort offers.
Kieran is a professional Scottish footballer born in the Isle of Man who doubles for Arsenal FC and the Scotland National team as a left side defender. His reputation has continued to magnify since his early days in the Celtic academy, where he became beloved for his tough tackling and relentless energy down the wings. He made his Celtic debut in April 2015 at just 17 years of age, and went on to captain The Bhoys a mere two seasons later. He won SPFA (Scottish Professional Footballers Association) Young Player of the Year 3 years in a row and the SFWA (Scottish Football writers Association) which had never been done before, as well as the domestic “treble treble”. Having won every trophy Scotland has to offer, on August 8th, 2019, He became the most expensive Scottish transfer in history after Arsenal secured his services for a reported 25 million pound fee.
The high fee has come with added pressure for success from many in Scotland, yet his humble demeanor and old-school work ethic has helped him to succeed quickly. His performances after recovering from injury saw him rapidly become a cult hero at Arsenal in his debut season. While his accolades shine bright for such a young professional, his ethos directly align with FUSE as he prides himself on his desire for improvement and aptitude to leave everything he has on the field. He has been destined for stardom in Scotland from a very early age, but he is determined to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground with an old-school mentality and fortitude lost on many of today’s stars. FUSE is delighted to have a Celtic and Arsenal man through and through that truly represents it’s core values. Kieran is sure to continue to impress at Arsenal and cement his status in North London as he has in Glasgow.
Mark McGhee grew up in Glasgow and began his professional soccer career in Scotland at 18 years old with Morton FC. He went on to accumulate over four decades of soccer experience at the professional level both as a player and manager.
Mark played with Newcastle United, Hamburg, Celtic and Reading. Studying under the tutelage of some of soccer’s greatest minds, Mark’s best years saw him developed into an accomplished international-level center forward in Scotland with Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen. He went on to win multiple Scottish League and Cup Titles, the European Cup winners Cup, Scottish PFA Player of The Year, and multiple Scottish national team call-ups.
Mark boasts a highly-decorated managerial resume including tenures at Reading FC, Leicester City FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Millwall, Brighton Hove and Albion FC, Motherwell FC, Aberdeen FC, and as the assistant manager with Scotland’s National team.
Steve is a widely-respected England international who played the majority of his club football for Manchester United. He represented his country on 42 occasions scoring 7 goals and was part of the 1982 World Cup Squad. Steve earned a degree in Economics from Liverpool University while a player. Following a career ending injury at a very young age he has gone on to have a flourishing managerial career and influence on soccer in England.
His managerial career took off quickly and he has gone on to manage Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Reading, and Bristol City and then went on to be a mentor / soccer advisor at Crawley Town and Portsmouth. He is always available to give advise to young coaches setting out on the path of their own managerial careers.
He as always shown a keen eye and interest in spotting non-league talent, and is credited for discovering young players including Ian Wright. During his spells with Crystal Palace and his time at Reading they both achieved promotion to the top division and have their best ever recorded seasons to date.
Micky is a soccer professional who developed a love for his trade through Sheffield’s youth system in England. He was a highly-accomplished player and manager who is widely known for his abilities to spot budding talent.
Micky signed with third-division side Gillingham at the age of 18 and caught the eye of first division side Coventry where he’d establish himself in the top-flight. He played 73 appearances scoring 2 goals for Leeds United between 1987 and 89. He would then play 5 more years of top-flight soccer at full-back with Southampton.
He had always showed a liking towards developing players, and towards the end of his 19-year professional playing career he turned down a permanent deal with Stoke City after they wouldn’t let him help coach in their academy system. Instead, he took a pathway that led to him becoming the player-manager at Fulham and led them to promotion from England’s third-division against all the odds.
He has won four promotions with teams he has managed and during those campaigns heavily utilized youth players.