Meet the latest additions to the Med City FC 2017 roster!

Med City FC is excited to announce the addition of three more players to our inaugural roster.

Gracious Kasheke, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, attends Dalhousie University and is studying neuroscience. He started playing organized soccer at age 14 for Halifax Dunbrack. After a year, Gracious was invited to play for the U15 Nova Scotia provincial team, and from there was chosen to play for Team Atlantic in Nationals. When Gracious returned from Nationals, he began playing for Farias Soccer Academy.


Nick Bryden grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and moved across the country to Halifax, Nova Scotia with his family when he was eight years old. He recently graduated from Halifax West High School and currently plays for Farias Soccer Academy, training there up to 11 hours per week.


Dan Zinck is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and has been playing soccer since he was five years old. Currently, he is a senior at Newbridge Academy. In his early teens, he played for team Nova Scotia and the Canada Games team, and has travelled to Switzerland, England and Scotland to play soccer. Dan also plays for Farias Soccer Academy.


Off the pitch, what do you like to do for fun?
Nick: “Off the pitch, I like to hang out with friends and family, as well as coaching soccer to kids at my academy.”

Why did you start playing soccer?
Gracious: “I started playing football because I have an awesome older brother who played. When I was younger, I wanted to be just like him. He would take me out to play with him and I loved it because I became good at it. My dad was actually the first to bring us into football. Growing up, he encouraged us to play and would practice with us when he could.”

Who or which team do you find your soccer inspiration?
Dan: “I find soccer inspiration from my coach at home and older players at FSA, which is my academy in Halifax.”

What excites you the most about playing for Med City FC?
Gracious: “What excites me the most about playing for Med City FC is playing for a team that has a good community base. Being a new team means we have an opportunity to make a great name for our team and our city. The people in Rochester are very nice, welcoming people and I’m proud to represent them on and off the pitch.”

Nick: “What excites me the most about playing for Med City FC is how well we will compete in our first season in the league. Also, I’m looking forward to building strong bonds with my teammates.”

Dan: “I’m excited to play for Med City FC because of the strength of the squad and the competition we pose in our first year in the league.”

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