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Matthew J. Railla

My journey begins as an 8 year old who missed the sign ups for basketball and was left with the choice of playing soccer.  From that first AYSO season I knew I found the sport I would play for the rest of my life.  However, I didn’t start playing for a competitive club team until I was 13 and by then I was behind most other club players.  

Eventually I was connected with one of the top goalkeeper coaches, Ian Feuer, at the age of 15. Feuer was the first American to play in the English Premier League and had an incredible career playing for West Ham United among other clubs in England and the U.S. He has been one of the top goalkeeper coaches in the U.S. for the past 15 years and I have been working closely with him since I was 18. After first working with Feuer, I was on a path of growth and understanding that fueled my desire to get better and reach my full potential. I was finally able to understand clearly what I needed to do to train myself to be mentally and physically prepared to perform in games.  Learning these aspects of goalkeeping gave me context to everything I worked on in training and how it applies to be my best self. 

My goal is to provide the best training to all of my clients so that they can accomplish their goals and maximize their potential.  No matter what age or skill level, I believe everyone can achieve greatness by putting in the work and believing in themselves.  My vision is to provide the necessary tactics, techniques, and mentality to every client so that when it comes time to perform, they will be prepared, confident, and relentless.

I coach my sessions in Los Angeles, contact me for more information.

Playing Career:

  • 2014 – Sonoma County Sol 

  • 2011-2013 – Cal FC  

  • 2009 - London Romans

  • 2008-2010 – California Lutheran University

Coaching Career:

  • 2014 - Present | MJR Keeper Academy - 1-on-1 goalkeeper training

  • 2022 - Present | Culver City Football Club - Goalkeeper Coach

  • 2022 - Present | SoCal Player Development Program Goalkeeper Scout

  • 2022 - Present | Member of United GK Alliance

  • 2009 - Present | Premier Goalkeeping Academy with Ian Feuer - Staff

  • 2014 – 2021 | Sonoma State - Men’s Soccer Goalkeeper Coach

  • 2020 – 2021 | Sonoma State - Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper Coach

  • 2015 – 2017 | North Coast FC – Goalkeeper Coach ages 9 to 17

  • 2013 | Simi Valley Eclipse - Director of Coaching and Player Development ages 9 to 17

  • 2011-2013 | Long Beach FC - Director of Player and Coaching Development ages 8 to 17

  • 2011-2013 | Monrovia High School - Boys Varsity Goalkeeper Coach

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