ASSISTANT COACH / HEAD OF GOALKEEPING
Nikolov joins LAFC as an Assistant Coach and the Head of Goalkeeping with six years of experience coaching in MLS with Philadelphia Union (2016-17 and 2019-2020), the Galaxy (2018) and most recently D.C. United (2021). Nikolov also served as the goalkeeper coach for Germany’s U-19 squad and Macedonia’s National Team in 2014 and 2015. The German-born Macedonia International spent the majority of his 22-year professional career tending goal for Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt. Originally joining the club at the age of 17, Nikolov made 414 appearances across all competitions for the Eagles including 229 appearances over 19 years in the Bundesliga. Oka made a move to the U.S. when he signed with the Philadelphia Union in 2013 before joining the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL in 2014. Internationally, Nikolov appeared in five games for Macedonia.