Simply 9 months in the past, he and his household had been compelled to go away their hometown, as Russian tanks moved in.
“We afraid for all of the individuals who keep in Ukraine,” stated Andriy Berezovchuk.
On Sunday evening, Berezovchuk was on the sidelines, main a younger newbie soccer group, the Edgewater Citadel FC, of their first championship title recreation.
In February, he was teaching knowledgeable group in Ukraine, simply two miles from the Russian border. Then, the conflict started.
“It was a pair hours for choice to maneuver and we drive about 14 hours,” he stated.
He, his spouse and their three kids packed three small luggage and drove to Poland. From there, they moved to Germany after which the U.S.
“We afraid for all our individuals to who keep in Ukraine. No one is aware of what can be right now, tomorrow on in a single hour.”
In a coincidence, he was launched to the Edgewater Citadel Soccer Membership. They wanted a coach. He was past certified for the job.
“I am so completely happy right here. I get an opportunity, that is what I like and that is what I got here to do in my life,” he stated.
Berezovchuk led the group this season to the highest of the Nationwide Soccer League standings. They confronted off in opposition to AFC Roscoe Village Sunday and misplaced on a missed penalty kick within the ultimate second of the match. Not the ending the group had hoped for, however what they view because the begin to a brilliant future, with Coach Berezovchuk main the way in which.