More combine attendees have been selected to go on trial with a club in Europe, this time making SoccerViza’s first foray into Denmark, joining 2nd Division club Brabrand, located in Aarhus.
Pedro da Silva is the first to be confirmed, a Cape Verdean striker who first attended SoccerViza’s January, 2016 combine in Auburndale, Florida. While he had a high work rate and looked like an intriguing prospect, the former UMass Boston striker was given instructions on how to improve his game to be a professional prospect in the summer.
“Pedro took the lessons to heart,” SoccerViza founder Joe Funicello commented. “He continued to work on his fitness and to clean his touch up a little bit, and when he came back out to our event in Toronto, he added those extra dimensions to his game and the scouts were impressed.”
It’s the beginning of a dream come true for Pedro, who after scoring 28 goals in two seasons at UMass, started to seriously look at going into the professional game. It took awhile to gain traction though, trying to move from an NCAA Division III program into the pro ranks. Pedro got himself sharp over the summer playing with Boston FC, the NPSL side led by former Brazilian International Palhinha.
“I feel extremely happy to have been selected by scouts,” Pedro told SoccerViza, “It’s something I’ve always dreamed about since I was a little boy chasing a soccer ball.”
“I’m looking forward to making my dream come true though. Playing soccer is something so important to me, and to be able to have an opportunity now to play professionally, that is something very important to me. I can’t wait to get to Denmark and see what the team is like.”
“The SoccerViza combine was a key for getting this trial. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had through all my time playing this game, and I’m looking forward to making the most of this opportunity now.”
Pedro will join Brabrand, a favorite to earn promotion to the 1st Division next season, in the first week of August as the team prepares to start their campaign with league and Danish Cup play.
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