MKFC has caught the eye of youth soccer observers recently because there is something weird going on there: it is actually producing players. Alumni like Max Brown and Alex Muyl, who were among the first players at the club, have gone on to bigger things after starting with the Kickers. Brown was reportedly sought by Manchester City, but denied the opportunity due to work visa problems. Muyl was one of the last players cut by Wilmer Cabrera from the U.S. U17 World Cup roster last summer. Both players now play with the New York Red Bulls Academy.
Other parents have similar stories about how they heard about MKFC. DeWayne Martin said his son, Henry, was practicing at the same facility with another club when they saw the Kickers. Rosenthal said that Henry Martin's previous club had him on the "B or C" team, and did not see the potential. "Evan, and the Kickers, did a great job teaching the boys the fundamentals along with a deep appreciation and love for the game," said DeWayne Martin. Henry Martin is now a regular in the U.S. youth national team program with the 1997 group and plays for New York Red Bulls.