Alaska City FC

News

Featured Player - Younghun Kim

Published Nov 20, 2018

Younghun Kim is the dynamic left wingback for Alaska City FC.  Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Young played there before playing four years of Varsity for Bartlett High School in Anchorage.  Young has also played in the Korean Soccer League, and even traveled to Seattle to represent Alaska in a tournament there.  Young takes great pride in his new home of Alaska and sees playing for Alaska City FC as an opportunity to represent his new home, and to grow as a player – improving toward his ultimate goal of becoming a professional soccer player.  Young’s team goals are just as ambitious.  He sees a great deal of potential in AK City FC, and believes that AK City FC will be playing for the UPSL Alaskan Division Championship this Spring.  He also looks forward to the opportunity to show everyone in the United States that Alaska can play with the best.  He expects Alaska City FC to develop a reputation as a quality club that gains the respect of opponents here in Alaska, and abroad, through quality play.  When asked his thoughts on semi-professional soccer here in Alaska, Young responded:

“I think that this is a huge step for Alaska to form a team that represents Alaska now that the (Alaska) Aces are gone. I'm excited to see how much we can grow as a team, family, and a state. I'm looking forward to that.”

When not playing or practicing soccer, Young enjoys playing basketball and tennis.  In addition to being a top-level athlete, Young also plays various instruments: drums, piano, and guitar, and was originally planning on entering the music program at UAA. 

This Spring, you can look for Young streaking down the left sideline to support the attack, locking down opposing wingers, and switching the field with his thunderous crosses.