LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Nate Kish is set to represent D.C United and Loudoun United at SoccerViza’s Pro Scouting Tour in Los Angeles, Calif. on Nov. 24.
Kish began his football career working as director of coaching at the high school level for Alliance Cincinnati Elite. He then continued as a regional scout for the USL/PDL and eventually became an assistant coach at some of the top universities -- Wake Forest, Ohio State and Catholic University. Evaluating players has been a longtime career for Kish.
“A top player is consistent, and they always show the best version of themselves,” said Kish. “This is event where there are a number of professional scouts in attendance so the players have no choice but to give everything they have. You never know who’s interested or who you might be the right fit for.”
Reconnecting with SoccerViza is something Kish said he's been looking forward to. The former college coach has attended a combine before, and he said it went well.
“Joe and I helped a player get signed last time I attended a Pro Scouting Tour,” said Kish. “SoccerViza is a unique company and Joe and I think very similar when it comes to the game of soccer. I'm excited for this combine because it’s happening in a window where a lot of teams are looking for top talent and I'm interested in seeing what players want to break into the professional game.”
Recently a scout for FC Cincinnati, Kish is currently involved with D.C United’s U23 team, where he has helped top players transition into the team's USL affiliate, Loudon United.