GFL Select Teams
2015 Germany Trips to Duisburg and Munich
In August 2015 GFL Soccer took a group of talented players aged 10 to 17 to train and play teams from the region. Our group stayed in one Germany’s most prestigious sports academy the Sportschule Wedau in Duisburg. Our teams played 30 games against teams such as 1 FC Cologne and Rot Weiss Oberhausen, FC Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, MSV Duisburg, Fortuna Duesseldorf, VFL Bochum, Rot Weiss Essen, and Borussia Moenchen Gladbach. On many of those games there were Professional Scouts and Agents. The following players were invited for professional team try outs:
· Jonathan Jiminez (born 1997, Chivas USA) – MSV Duisburg
· Zach Atkinson (born 1997, Boca United) – TSV 1860 Munich
· Nicholas Lukens (born 2000, IMG Academy) – MSV Duisburg
· Coby Atkinson (born 2000, Boca United) – TSV 1860 Munich, MSV Duisburg, TSG Hoffenheim
· Owen Huffmann (born 2000, Clearwater Chargers) – RW Oberhausen
· Jacob Jiminez (born 2002, GPS Ft Myers Knights) – RW Oberhausen & MSV Duisburg
· David Ruiz (born 2002, Plant City FC) – RW Oberhausen
· Nicholas Ogazenov (born 2002, European SC) – TSV 1860 Munich
Stevie Rudderham in 2015, is the first GFL Select Team Player who signed with German 3rd Division side FC Magdeburg , currently living and playing in Germany.
GFL’s ultimate goal is to expose talented US players to the best soccer youth development system in the world and open doors for those players with dreams of playing professionally in the US or abroad.
Our second select team trip will be to Munich between November 21, 2015 to December 1, 2015. Our select teams will play and train in the home of the World Cup champions and where the legendary Bayern Munich plays.
Our teams will play against Bundesliga Youth Academy teams and be seen by top Bundesliga scouts in the country. Cultural and sports activities are also part of this trip, including watching Bundesliga teams play and meeting professional players, making this a unique experience for all.
We select our teams via scouting, coach recommendations and multiple tryouts throughout the year. Get more info on the select teams by clicking on the button below.