Mateusz Brela is the latest SoccerViza success story, after his resume on the SoccerViza Networkwas picked out by a scout from FF Jaro, a Finnish first division club recently relegated from the Premier League.
In need of a center back, Jaro identified Brela is being the potential solution to their needs based on the characteristics they were looking for.
“I was very surprised when I received a notification saying that Jaro was interested in me,” Brela told SoccerViza.
“I was happy, and it was exciting to talk to the head coach and learn more about the team and the culture out there. It wasn’t even a question about whether or not I should go, I just packed my suitcase and booked the flight to Finland.”
Brela arrived at Jaro over the weekend, and has been settling into the new training regimen. Since leaving Seton Hall, Brela has been playing with his hometown club Korona Kielce in Poland, looking for opportunities to play in Europe while marketing himself on the SoccerViza Network.
“The experience has been fantastic so far. Everyone has been so welcoming and helpful here at Jaro. It makes the transition so much easier. It’s always difficult being a new player trying to fit into a new system, but Jaro has just been a great club so far with perfect football conditions. I’m looking forward to the next week to see how it goes.”
A four year starter at Seton Hall, Brela was handed the captain’s armband in his sophomore season, eventually culminating in a fantastic senior campaign where he netted goals against Creighton, Marquette, and Princeton.
“Mateusz has a high ceiling as an athletically gifted, technical center back.” SoccerViza Player Relations Director Christopher McCollum commented.
“Jaro can be a very good fit for him, as he’s the kind of technical, ‘play from the back’ defender that Jaro values on in their team. It’s a rebuilding year for Jaro, and having the chance to get in there and win promotion back to the Veikkausliiga is a tremendous opportunity for a player.”
SoccerViza will be providing updates on Brela’s trial as it continues forward.
If you are looking to get noticed and to post your resume on the SoccerViza Network, please reach out to SoccerViza Network Specialist, Christopher McCollum.