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Established in 2014, the Chicago KICS Football Club (KICS FC) boasts a significant history of dedication to supporting families and soccer fans both in the heart of Chicago and beyond.

KICS is anchored in a culture that values and encourages diversity and inclusivity, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to engage. The club prides itself on its professional and accredited coaching staff, who play a crucial role in the development and success of the KICS Player Pathway, which has been instrumental in the club's growth.


Our 'Soccer is Opportunity' program has been essential in cultivating skills and providing direction to players and coaches at all levels of the sport, from casual play to competitive and even professional tiers.


KICS is renowned for its clear and comprehensive approach to player development, which has facilitated the provision of opportunities at local, national, and international stages for individuals in the soccer community.

Become part of the exciting new chapter unfolding in the realm of soccer in Chicago.

KICS FC Pro - diversity on and off the field

As the CEO of Chicago KICS Football Club, I have long harbored the dream of establishing a soccer club that embodies the spirit of Chicago—a club that is as diverse as the community it represents, and one that upholds the principles of diligence, character, passion, and integrity. Our club is a celebration of the myriad viewpoints, life stories, and identities that make our community so vibrant.


This dream took root over a decade ago in 2010, following my graduation from Loughborough University in England. It started modestly, with a single player and a vision to uplift the underprivileged areas of Chicago's south side. Fast forward to 2024, and ten years since our rebranding, Chicago KICS FC now boasts a membership of over 2,500 youths, offering a comprehensive developmental pathway for players right here in the city—from the grassroots to adult levels. The club's youth academy is the backbone of our WPSL, UPSL, and 23U pre-professional men's and women's teams, and our commitment to excellence ensures we continue to create opportunities for thousands of budding soccer stars.

Chicago is a great city renowned for its ardent sports fans, and we are dedicated to building a team that resonates with and is shaped by its supporters. We are committed to fostering a transparent relationship with our supporters, granting you insider access to our owners, leaders, coaches, and players, thereby deepening your connection with the club.

At KICS, we prioritize nurturing local talent—players born and bred in Chicago, who have honed their skills in our college soccer programs or have risen through the ranks of our own academy. Our focus is on cultivating the next generation of talent, ensuring that the brightest prospects from across Chicago don the KICS jersey each season.

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet all our supporters as we embark on our new season, marking a decade since our transformation.

On a personal note, I am a fervent Ipswich Town supporter, a devoted husband and father, a dog lover, an occasional traveler, and an enthusiast of movies, music, and sports!



KICS FC Pro - meet our CEO Matt Miller


Client Success Stories: Hear What Our Families, Players and Coaches Say

Absolutely thrilled with our experience at KICS FC! From the top-notch coaching to the inclusive community atmosphere, this club really goes above and beyond. The development-focused approach has noticeably improved my child's skills, confidence, and love for the game. The facilities are excellent, and the staff is always welcoming and professional. The emphasis on teamwork, integrity, and sportsmanship is evident in every aspect of the club. Proud to be a part of KICS FC, where it's not just about soccer, it's about shaping young individuals into well-rounded athletes and people. 

Parent of Player at KICS

KICS FC is outstanding! Exceptional coaching, a supportive environment, and a true commitment to player development. My child loves it, and we've seen incredible growth. A top-notch soccer club that feels like family! Highly recommend.

Chicago, Illinois
Now turned Pro Player!

Five stars for KICS FC! The club is revolutionizing soccer in Chicago. The dedicated team pushes the boundaries, offering innovative training and a competitive platform for players to excel. My experience with KICS FC was nothing short of exceptional, fostering not only athletic prowess but also community and personal growth. It's the heart of soccer in the city, and I can't recommend it highly enough.

Former Coach & Collegue

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