The Coaches

Coach Salas

Executive Director and Goalkeeper Coach

Player Experience:
Growing up Coach Salas started her soccer career with Buenavista FC. She then played with a few NYC club team Brooklyn Patriots, Brooklyn Knights, and Manhattan Kickers. She then received a scholarship to play for Monroe College (New Rochelle) and had a great experience winning Nationals NJCAA Division 1 in 2014. After finished her college soccer career in New Mexico.

Coaching Experience:
Director of Buenavista FC (2019-2020)
Head Coach Girls Varsity Team: Trevor Day School (2017-2018)
Assistant Coach: University of the Southwest (2018-2019)
Coach: Super Soccer Stars (2013-2015)
Coach of U5 & U17 Girls program: Buenavista FC (2011-2014)

Time in Buenavista:
Coach Salas first started her coaching career with Buenavista in 2011, she started with a U5 group helping them learn fundamentals, then moving on to the U17 all girls team the club had started. She then left Buenavista to attend College. After returning from New Mexico she has returned to Buenavista!

Goals as a Coach:
My goal is to help each athlete grow as an individual and team player, with time the goal is to get the athletes scouted and continue their education as student athletes.

Phone Number: (347) 681-8434
Email: CoachSalas@BuenavistaFC.com

Coach Sosa

U6/U7/U8 Head Coach

Player Experience:
Coach Sosa before coming to the US was playing professionally for a Third Division team in Mexico. Once arriving to NY, he played in multiple tournaments and Local leagues all over NYC.

Coaching Experience:
Brooklyn Patriots (2004-2005)
Head Coach: Buenavista FC (2006-2020)

Time in Buenavista:
Coach Sosa has been with Buenavista since 2006 when he took on the head coach position overlooking the rest of the coaches in the club, he has 14 years with this club team and has watched a lot of his players grow up to play college ball and continues to do so.

Goals as a Coach:
My goal with the club team and players is to teach them the fundamentals and key aspects of the sport to watch them gain college scholarships to peruse their careers as young adults.

Phone Number: (917) 865-6708
Email: Leovista15@yahoo.com

Coach Uriel

U6/U8/U13 Coach

Player Experience:
Coach Uriel played for his High School team while also being a part of multiple NYC Club teams. He did play for Buenavista since he was 9 up until 17 years old. Also was a part of Brooklyn Patriots.

Coaching Experience:
Coach of U13: Buenavista (2017-2020)
Coach of U8: Buenavista (2018-2020)
Head Coach of U5: Buenavista (2020)

Time in Buenavista:
Coach Uriel has been with Buenavista since he was 9 years old. At 17 he started coaching with Buenavista and continues to grow with the program!

Goals as a Coach:
My goal is to help the youth develop life skills that can be used in a real life setting and in the soccer field. Also, to create a safe and fun space where kids can come and be themselves!

Phone Number: (347) 934-1574
Email: UrielSosa29@gmail.com

Coach Eduardo/Lalo

U8/U10 Coach

Coaching Experience:
Coach of U8: Buenavista (2017-2020)
Coach of U10: Buenavista (2017-2020)

Time in Buenavista:
Coach Lalo started with Buenavista as an Athlete before becoming a Coach. He began his journey at the age of 9 playing with his age group but always also attending and starting for the upper age group teams as well. At 18 he began his Coaching career and continues to grow not only as a player who still competes but a dedicated coach as well.

Goals as a Coach:
My goal as a coach is to watch and help each athlete grow in every aspect of their soccer career with every practice we have together. I want them to enjoy themselves in something that they are passionate about just like myself.

Phone Number: (718) 200-4520
Email: Eduardo41099@gmail.com

Francisco Ruiz

Youth Coordinator

Player Experience:
Francisco played 3 years for his school Eastern District High School. He now still plays as a goalkeeper in NYC local leagues!

Time in Buenavista:
Francisco has been with the Club for 12 years now, watching his kids grow through the program and watching the program change and grow as well.

Phone Number: (347) 265-2243
Email: Blacklct13@gmail.com