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

Kelvin Cardona

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Abdelghani Abdesselam
Kevin Adjei
Jesus Aldea
Azael Ambrosio
Bayonle Arashi
Yassine Cherif
Dylan Dreghorn
Christopher Driver
Ehiosun Ekigho
Joshua Groesbeck
Darwin Martinez
Julio Rivas
Ayomide Salako
Marco Say
Nicholas Stoute
Alder Umanzor
Andy Zangoullis

Community Park

Recreational Site Coordinator

Luis Reyes

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Kevin Adjei
Ehiosun Ekigho

Rise With Us

Coach For RISE