SoccerViza's All-Star team trips were created to give the best-undiscovered players from around the world an opportunity to be coached and scouted at the professional level while playing professional teams from around the world. The inaugural
SoccerViza All-Star team trip last February gave thirteen players the opportunity to either trial or sign contracts with professional clubs.
The SoccerViza All-Star Team is currently in Costa Rica playing against professional opposition from around the country.
And the first two success stories have already surfaced...
Anthony Powell | Striker
Confirmed Trial: Limon FC (Liga FPD)
Powell is no stranger to being offered trials or contracts from SoccerViza events/contacts. The talented striker was identified by Icelandic first division club, Þór Akureyri and was offered a contract, but a background check delay interfered with the transfer window deadline, resulting in the window closing before the Icelandic embassy was able to grant him his VISA.
Powell has been showcasing his goal-scoring abilities in Costa Rica, scoring four goals in two games. With a strong performance and goal vs Costa Rican Premier League Club, Limon FC. The performance has led him to leave the SoccerViza All-Star camp and train exclusively with Limon for the remainder of the trip for a chance to earn a contract.
Mitchell Moncada | Winger
College: Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri
Confirmed Trial: FC Moravia (Second Division of Costa Rica)
Mitch came into the SoccerViza All-Star team with the history of being a striker. After training with the SV PRO team in Costa Rica the staff made the decision to use Mitch as a winger due to his abilities to run at people with the ball and tendency to drift out wide. The move worked wonders for Mitch and the team, as Mitch scored the first goal in the 3-2 win over FC Moravia, and performance also gauged the interest of the teams Head Coach, who immediately invited into training with FC Moravia for the duration of the trip.
SV PRO All-Star Team Matches & Results:
Game 1 vs Los Del Uno (4-2 win)
Game 2 vs Futbol Consultants (3-2 win)
Game 3 vs Limon FC (2-2 tie)
Game 4 vs Guadalupe FC (4-1 loss after 10 hour turn around from Limon game)
Game 5 vs Futbol Consultants (1-1 tie)
Game 6 vs Municipal Grecia (scheduled for 07.06)
Stay tuned to see what other success stories come from the SoccerViza All-Star Trip to Costa Rica! Pura Vida!