Akron City FC Names Kronis Academy’s Anton Trifonovs as Goalkeeper Coach

February 28, 2022

Akron, Ohio - Akron City Football Club (ACFC) announced Anton Trifonovs as the team’s first ever goalkeeper coach. ACFC also has partnered with Kronis Academy as the team’s preferred provider of goalkeeper training.

“We are pleased to welcome Anton as our Goalkeeper Coach. He is a forward thinking and creative coach, who has developed goalkeepers that have gone on to have successful college and professional careers,” said Kia Zolgharnain, ACFC’s Technical Director.

Prior to embarking on his coaching career, Trifonov’s resume includes playing experience, at the U17/U19/U20 levels, in the Euro Championships, FIFA World Cup and Olympics.  He was a member of the Latvian Youth National Team and continued his career with the likes of FC Skonto, FK Ventspils, FC TVMK and FK Riga. Trifonov carries a USSF A coaching license and was the Director of Goalkeeping at Force Sports, in Northeast Ohio, for a decade before launching Kronis Academy in 2020.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the Akron City FC goalkeepers and being a part of the club’s inaugural season. The organization’s leadership is very forward thinking. I also am beyond thrilled to be able to work with Kia again, who I consider a mentor and close friend,” said Trifonovs.

Kronis Academy (Northeast Ohio), founded in 2020, provides “Next Level” goalkeeper training to players of all ages. Its training facility is at 5170 Hudson Dr, Hudson, Ohio.

Akron City FC was announced as the newest expansion team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) on September 16, 2021. Their addition fills a long-standing gap within the league’s footprint as well as in the Akron sports market. According to Dina Case, NPSL Director of Membership Development, “Akron is an exciting market, which we have earmarked for years as an ideal expansion location.”  ACFC’s inaugural season kicks off in May 2022.

Visit Akron City FC at www.akroncityfc.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @AkronCityFC.

Learn more about Kronis Academy and book your introductory session by visiting www.antontrifonovs.com. Anton can be contacted directly by email (anton@kronis-us.com) or by phone (440-341-1755). Follow Anton on Instagram @antontrifonovs.

Akron City FC is supported by its Founding Partners: Un1tus, Red Point Digital, Kronis Academy (Northeast Ohio) and the Sports Alliance of Greater Akron, Powered by the Akron/Summit Convention Visitors Bureau.