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 of Germany’s most prestigious sports academy the Sportschule Wedau in Duisburg. Our teams played 30 games against teams such as FC Cologne, Rot Weiss Oberhausen, FC Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, MSV Duisburg, Fortuna Duesseldorf, VFL Bochum, Rot Weiss Essen, and Borussia Moenchengladbach. 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
· Ian Flores (born 2000, FC Tampa Rangers) – TSV 1860 München
· Guillerme Pinheiro (born 2000, IMG) – TSV 1860 München
· Adam Hassan (born 2000, FC Tampa Rangers) – TSV 1860 München
· Jacob Jimenez (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 next select team trips will be to Duisburg (Depart June 23rd. Arrive June 24th. Return home July 7th, 2018), Rome (Depart June 7th. Arrive June 8th. Return home June 20th, 2018) and to Munich (Depart November 16th. Arrive November 17. Return home November 26, 2018).
Our select teams will play and train in the home of the World Cup champions!
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.