Soccer Smart Players Around the World #3
Week three of our ‘Soccer Smart Players Around the World’ takes us to Australia, America and Canada as we check out even more success stories from the players we have helped to play football abroad.
Brennan has had quite journey with us at Soccer Smart. His talent was first spotted by Soccer Smart USA after he had had a spell at St Mary’s University where he played 14 matches. Before that he was a star at high school level, twice being selected for the All-state first team.
After a spell at college, he headed to Spain to join our Spanish football academy in Alicante, the Soccer Smart Academy. Having impressed at our academy, the versatile Brennan played in the Spanish league system for our partner club Alicante City FC, helping them to promotion.
His run of promotions continued with his next move. After leaving Spain, Brennan joined Boroondara-Carey Eagles who play in the Victorian State League Division 2 South-east, the fifth-tier of Australian football. Brennan went on to play all 22 of his team’s matches as they stormed to the league title by ten points, securing another promotion in his career. Congratulations Brennan and we hope you continue to have success as you play soccer abroad.
Soccer Smart helped talented player Keely McLeod secure a USA soccer scholarship and she has not looked back since. The midfielder from Aylesbury chose to study kinesiology at the College of the Siskiyous in Northern California and has been impressing soccer fans in America ever since.
In her first season, she scored 12 goals and provided a further 6 assists from just 17 matches. Her impressive performances saw her named in the All-Conference first team.
This year she is back with at Siskiyous and picking up where she left up with four goals and an assist already from the first seven games of the season, leading her team in both categories.
Danny is another player who impressed significantly after he sought the help of Soccer Smart to secure a Canadian soccer scholarship. The defender from Nuneaton took up the offer to study business administration at Cape Breton University in North Scotia.
During his four years at college, Danny was a regular for CBU as he made 29 appearances from defence, scoring eight goals and contributing another six assists as he enjoyed his new life in Canada.
His tireless performances from wing back at college level saw him selected by York9 FC in the draft ahead of the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League earlier this year.
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