Islam "Braca" Turko

Islam "Braca" Turko

Goalkeeper Coach & Player Development Coach
License Level

USSF D, NSCAA Level 1 & 2 GK Diplomas


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Favorite Soccer Team

FK Zeljeznicar Sarajevo

Favorite Houston Restaurant

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill


Braca started his youth career in FK Fojnica in 1976. Academy FK Zeljeznicar in 1980. His professional debut came in a friendly for FK Turbina vs. FK Hajduk Split in 1986 in which he ended the game with a clean sheet. He was promoted to the starting GK at the start of the season. Braca retired from professional competition from FK Turbina in 1999 and started his coaching career in the United States. Braca has been a fixture with RISE and is known for his high-paced and challenging goalkeeper sessions.

Player Development

Recreational Player
Development Staff

West University Place

Recreational Site Coordinator

Francisco Manera

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Cody Callahan
Brandon Gonzalez
Miguel Hernandez
Kara Hoffman
Edgar Vasquez


Recreational Site Coordinator

Andy Zangoullis

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Akram Assaf
Darrel Johnson
Oscar Rojo

Lost Creek

Recreational Site Coordinator

Ahmed Elsaadi

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Will Cook
Josh Groesbeck
Kati Sotillo

Rise With Us

Coach For RISE