Former Charger Signs with ManU


Former Charger Signs with ManU

"Manchester United’s latest signing Nishan Burkart has been pictured with Ryan Giggs after completing his transfer to Old Trafford in recent days."  Nishan is a 16-year-old striker.  As reported by  Read More.


Nishan Burkart, a former Charger Player, signed with Manchester United* this week

This is the 2nd Charger to sign with ManU.  Kenny Cooper was the first in 2004. Cooper's later claim to fame was playing for the MLS (2006-  ) and with the US Men's National Team (2007-2009).   

Chargers Coach Stanley Urquhart remembers Nishan well.  "We as a team and a club were blessed for a season when Nishan joined our team. He showed up out of nowhere at a person training session at Joe DiMaggio. Knee high grass and rough field conditions hardly allowed him to show what he was able to do. But that was made clear to all when we played in the Labor Day tournament at the Polo Grounds of Lakewood Ranch. Soon everyone knew the gem we had among us. He scored at will but even at 9 years old he showed character way beyond his years. After scoring his 3rd or 4th goal on just a few minutes I pulled him aside and told him he could score at will and that wouldn't do him, his team mates, or the other team much good. I asked him to include his team mates. So on the ensuing kickoff he stole the ball and raced towards the opposing goal. I thought Oboy! But Nishan stepped on the ball, turned and played a diagonal ball to his own right back on the far side of the field, then checked to him, received the ball playing it to the other back getting it again playing it to a wide player, getting it to the last team mate and making a run that the last player played a ball in and we scored again.


That was the beginning of a tremendous year! Nishan not only excelled but truly tried to help his team mates do the same. He always did this with tremendous humility that was obviously taught to him by two tremendous parents. This is a classic example of the apple not falling far from the tree! I will always cherish the time we spent with Nishan, Helen, and Stefan. Nishan is a tremendous soccer player and I wish him all the best. But I will always remember the quality of the human being just as much!"

All the best Nishan!

Go ManU!  Go Chargers!!

* Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. (Wikipedia link)