I'm from country X and want to play Soccer in the US (trials, etc)

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by jeroen, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. ejgrownarseman

    Jul 19, 2012
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly. There are some guys in my league that had short careers in MLS and couldn't hack it. And let me tell you, they are RIDICULOUSLY, absurdly good. Most players in my league are very experienced: Lots of former ODP, USL, NASL, D1 and D2 college players. And the MLS rejects are still so much better than everyone else it's not even funny.
     
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  2. soccersubjectively

    soccersubjectively BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 17, 2012
    Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jay Demerit? Or is that too dated now?
     
  3. sikesy7

    sikesy7 Member

    Bayern München
    United States
    Aug 6, 2012
    Ellicott City, Maryland
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what about Demerit?
     
  4. ejgrownarseman

    Jul 19, 2012
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe he was cut from the Chicago Fire early in his career.

    Demerit has always been fascinating to me. A guy that has almost none of the tangibles needed to be successful at the pro/international level, but managed to be an extremely effective player just by pure will.
     
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  5. sikesy7

    sikesy7 Member

    Bayern München
    United States
    Aug 6, 2012
    Ellicott City, Maryland
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He played for Chicago Fire Premier the development team for the Chicago Fire then he worked his way up from 7tier soccer in England all the way to 2nd tier... and now he is finally in the MLS in Vancouver... So yes it's possible to make it the MLS it took Demerit his whole life he's 33 and played his first MLS game in 2011.

    That should just be a reminder to those who aren't playing competitive college or pro soccer that think they can just walk on to take a look at Demerit. He had to jump through hoops and start at the bottom of 7 tier soccer and work his way up. So don't even think about MLS unless your already playing pro, been in a youth academy, or playing college soccer.
     
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  6. SoccerTalentsVision

    SoccerTalentsVision New Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Chicago, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I suggest this Video for young Talents:



    Regards
     
  7. agonni10

    agonni10 New Member

    Jul 13, 2013
    Prishtinë
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Hi ,I'm Agon Ramadani and I from Kosovo.I interessing to play with any team in USA and please comeback and respond my question?
    Name: Agon
    Surname : Ramadani
    Birthday: 31.08.1990
    Position: Middlefielder center/right/left
    Team: now: KF.Kek-u
    Team: FC Prishtina

    FC HYSI
    FC DRITA
    FC FERONIKELI
    Team National: Kosovo U-21.
    My video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNmbDgwA3p8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgWIOjY-NSE

    p.s. what do you think ? can I play in USA ?
     
  8. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. agonni10

    agonni10 New Member

    Jul 13, 2013
    Prishtinë
    Club:
    AS Roma
  10. Yazbremski

    Yazbremski New Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    People need to keep an eye out for Open Tryouts. The Indy Eleven(NASL Team in 2014) is holding open tryouts this week and again in August. indyeleven.com for more details.
     
  11. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras

    They don't stack-up against the Chicago Fire youth kids from down here in New Orleans. just kidding lol.
     
  12. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And this was true even in 1996, when the standard was much lower than today. Matt McKeon, who played in MLS as a defensive midfield enforcer and was considered to be not very skilled, played in an amateur league in St. Louis in the offseason and was the best #10 in that league. Seth Stammler, another MLS defensive midfielder, played in one game as a forward for a New York area amateur team and literally scored at will; they drew 4-4, with their opponents taking the lead four times and Stammler responding with a solo goal within minutes each time. Jamar Beasley, MLS reject, scored almost 3 goals a game in a Chicago amateur league during a one-year break from pro soccer in 2002-03.
     
  13. phillypride

    phillypride Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, Demerit made it all the way to the Premier League in England with Watford. His story is inspiring, but you're right that it's not like he came out of nowhere. He did play high level club and college soccer. I'm sure that if he stayed in the US, he would've made it on a USL team and probably found a spot on an MLS team before too long.
     
  14. sanca90

    sanca90 New Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I know there are sport agencies that work with professional clubs and organize tryouts for their teams. One in particular that I know of is SportCampTravel. They have good relationships with teams in Europe and may be able to find you a trial if anyone here is interested for the future. Their website is www.sportcamptravel.com
    Good luck!
     
  15. soccersubjectively

    soccersubjectively BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 17, 2012
    Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Has anyone actually been to X?
     
  16. cleveland_fc

    cleveland_fc New Member

    May 22, 2006
  17. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well that Flute or Fluke guy the Fullback for Colorado, he tried out for the Atlanta Silverbacks a few years back, was signed to their NPSL team (Reserves), not sure how many games he played for the Atlanta main team before going on loan to Colorado where he became their starting Fullback.

    Is rare, but it can happen.

    USLPRO and NASL pay much less than MLS, but it would be easier to catch on with a team from those leagues and show if you are any good, if so then get transferred to an MLS team.
     
  18. ejgrownarseman

    Jul 19, 2012
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The take home point here is that he had been playing professional soccer. He wasn't some Sunday leaguer.
     
  19. AkkaKenji8

    AkkaKenji8 Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    any good opportunites in colorado? looking for teams
     
  20. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know how much you know about the USA, but Colorado has only one big city, Denver. The Colorado Rapids of MLS play in Commerce City, a suburb of Denver. If you're not good enough to play for them, I don't think Colorado would be a good place for a professional soccer player.
     
  21. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    There is a PDL team, Real Colorado Foxes, in Highland Park, CO. That's a southern suburb of Denver. PDL is amateur.
    And Colorado Rovers, a NPSL team in Westminster, CO. That's a northwest suburb of Denver. Also amateur.
     
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  22. xsat2

    xsat2 New Member

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
  23. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jay demerit says hi
     
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  24. Wolves United

    Wolves United New Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I would love to hear how this turned out
     
  25. sikesy7

    sikesy7 Member

    Bayern München
    United States
    Aug 6, 2012
    Ellicott City, Maryland
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    already mentioned him :)
     

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