Soccer School

School Coaches

Bios of Boston City youth training coaches:

Head coach Palhinha led Boston City to the NPSL playoffs in the club’s inaugural season.  He made 16 appearances and scored 5 goals for the legendary Brazil national team having helped his club team São Paulo to two prestigious Copa Libertadores titles.

Palhinha won two Club World Cup championships, defeating Spain’s FC Barcelona and Italy’s AC Milan, with Palhinha the first to score for São Paulo in that game, and later with Cruzeiro, a team from his home state, he won another Libertadores da America, which was his third South American championship.

In 2006 Palhinha retired as a player to study sports management and started managing soccer clubs shortly after.  In 2011 he coached with a soccer academy based in California for three years, before moving to Massachusetts to help form Boston City Football Club.

Known as Neneca, Boston City FC goalkeeping coach Edvaldo Oliveira is a veteran goalkeeper, who brings a wealth of experience to the club.  He began the 2016 season as the club’s starter between the posts, playing in four matches before taking on the role of coaching the club’s keepers, including Vitor Scariot, who was recognized with NPSL all-star honors.



Born in Marlborough, Mass, Bruno Bonicontro’s family moved to Brazil when he was three months old and by the time he was 13 he was a frequent visitor to both countries.  Bruno played at UMass Lowell and then professionally in Brazil with Novo Esporte Clube and Ipatinga and has represented the United States at Under 17 level.  He played for Worcester Hydra in the PDL in 2012, scoring 4 goals in 12 appearances.  He was a target for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL this season, but signed with Boston City FC and played in 10 matches, operating both as a midfielder and defender.


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