- Now it’s time for US Soccer to look to the future.
- Check out silky skills of 10-year-old Enzo Zamorano.
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So you’re pessimistic about the state of US men’s soccer?
Maybe it’s time to look to the future. The men came up short so it’s time to look to the kids.
Just take a look at 10-year-old Enzo Zamorano. He plays for Marin FC in Marin County, CA, but he already has a world’s worth of experience in how to play the beautiful game the right way.
Playing as a #10 attacking midfielder, he has a sophisticated touch that is the envy of much older and more experienced players.
In part, that’s because Enzo and a small number of elite young players in the US have looked abroad for coaching.
Enzo has played and trained in Spain the last three years (since he was 7-years-old). Over the years he has played against the top academy 2007s from the following clubs: Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, FC Barcelona, Rayo Vallecano as well as numerous 2nd division and regionally-based Spanish clubs.
This past summer, Enzo trained for several weeks with Universidad Catolica in Chile, which is considered to have the top academy in Chile and among the best in South America.
So his dream maybe to one day play for Real Madrid (his mother is Portuguese and her family emigrated from Cristiano Ronaldo’s home island of Madeira), but Enzo and young players like him could mean that one day, rather than watching the World Cup on TV, US internationals may one day be lifting the trophy.
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