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Former Toronto, Portland keeper Kocic opens academy

Milos Kocic is back in Toronto to open a soccer school for kids aged 7 and up.

The 28-year old former DC United, Toronto FC keeper has returned to the Canadian city after a stint with Portland Timbers to form the 'Milos Kocic Goalkeeping Academy' in a bid to bring through the most promising young keepers in the region.

Born in Serbia, Kocic moved to the USA in 2005 and now admits that he plans to remain in North America by obtaining Canadian citizenship in the future.

"My wife (Evelyn) is happy here. Her family is here. I feel happy in Toronto and I want my kids (16-month-old triplets) to be here," Kocic told the Canadian Press.

"It's a great country. It's a great city. That's why I want to stay here."

Of the academy, Kocic said his playing experiences made him well-equipped to deal with any type of goalkeeper that was to sign up.

"Being a starter, being a backup, being the third-string - I've been everything," he added.

"So I know how to deal with every single situation in the goalkeeping mind, and I know how to teach the kids how to do it. I know the right way."

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