ABOUT FC SILVERLAKE

FC Silverlake was formed in 2009 in the LA Municipal Soccer League. Our club expanded to include eight adult soccer teams (seven in the LA Municipal Soccer League and one in the Santa Monica Airport Soccer League) and over 200 players across the greater LA area. We established ourselves as a non-profit organization in 2015 to better serve the community and welcome anyone who is interested in participating in our club.

FC Silverlake was formed in 2009 in the LA Municipal Soccer League. Our club expanded to include eight adult soccer teams (seven in the LA Municipal Soccer League and one in the Santa Monica Airport Soccer League) and over 200 players across the greater LA area. We established ourselves as a non-profit organization in 2015 to better serve the community and welcome anyone who is interested in participating in our club.

OUR STAFF

Sam Martin
Club President and General Manager

Sam was born in Princeton, New Jersey, but is a California native having lived in Northern California since the age of 2. He did most of his soccer playing in Livermore, CA having lived there through middle and high school. Sam attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and played on the University men’s soccer team during all 4 years. Following his graduation in 2011, he joined FC Silverlake and has played in every season since. Sam took over management of club operations in 2014.

Sam learned the rules of the game after spending 4 years through high school as a soccer referee, and obtaining a grade 7 certification. During his time at Pepperdine he coached 5th – 8th grade boys and girls at Calvary Christian School for 2 seasons. He currently works as a Client Relationship Manager for the corporate retirement plan services division of HPM Partners in Los Angeles, CA.

Ryan Klaseus
Club Vice President and FCS United Assistant Manager
Ryan was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, where he first met Sam Martin through the university’s mens soccer program. Following graduation in 2010, Ryan worked for Disney Consumer Products in Hong Kong and played for a local club in the Yau Yee league called Swiss XI.

Following his return to California in 2011, joined up with FC Silverlake and has been with them ever since. He currently works as a Financial Analyst for a senior housing REIT in Westlake Village, CA. He has also spent time coaching JV Girls at Agoura High School. In his free time he enjoys basketball, tennis, traveling, and cooking. He is an avid Arsenal, Buffalo Bills, LA Galaxy, LA Lakers, and Syracuse Orange fan. Ryan currently hold a USSF “E” License.

Kim Wong
Club Secretary and Managing Coach of FCS Red Lions, FCS Strikers and FCS West
Kimberly Wong is the enthusiastic slave driver taking great pleasure in doing torturous conditioning exercises. Don’t let her small stature fool you, she can yell louder than a 747 taking off and constantly demands full intensity in practices and games.
Kim resides in Los Angeles, CA, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Kim played club and premier soccer through her youth for San Ramon Soccer Club and suffered from a debilitating knee injury in her mid-teens preventing her from continuing in college. Kim attended Pepperdine University
Micael Johannson
Managing Coach of FCS Veterans
Micael is from Gothenburg, Sweden and came to California in 1998. He joined FC Silverlake #3 in it’s inaugural season August of 2014. He has played soccer since he was 7 years old with the highest honor achieved playing the second division in Sweden back in 1993. Before joining Silverlake he had not been playing in a league for over a decade but was encouraged by the pick up players in the park to pursue going back to a more organized level of soccer.

Micael works as an Internet Manager at Galpin Honda in Mission Hills and has been with the Galpin Organization for three years. Micael and his wife also works as volunteers for the organization GreySave fostering retired Greyhound races. He is a loving husband, musician, certified addiction specialist and youth counselor, Chelsea fanatic, and a dog lover.

Ryan Klaseus
Club Vice President and FCS United Assistant Manager
Ryan was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, where he first met Sam Martin through the university’s mens soccer program. Following graduation in 2010, Ryan worked for Disney Consumer Products in Hong Kong and played for a local club in the Yau Yee league called Swiss XI.

Following his return to California in 2011, joined up with FC Silverlake and has been with them ever since. He currently works as a Financial Analyst for a senior housing REIT in Westlake Village, CA. He has also spent time coaching JV Girls at Agoura High School. In his free time he enjoys basketball, tennis, traveling, and cooking. He is an avid Arsenal, Buffalo Bills, LA Galaxy, LA Lakers, and Syracuse Orange fan. Ryan currently hold a USSF “E” License.

Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon