A former Celta Vigo trialist is among the 11 local teens who were named to FC Edmonton’s Residency program.
The players were on hand at St. Joseph Composite High School, where they will attend school while they train and play for the reserve squad. Through the school’s individual self-directed learning program, the kids get core subjects in the morning, have study/consultation time and should be free to train by the early afternoon.
“I think this makes the city’s soccer scene a lot better,” said Juan Vergara, a projected left back/winger. Vergara was born in Colombia, came to Edmonton with his family when he was 11, and just returned to the city for FCE trials. He spent three months at Celta Vigo, but injuries hampered his progress with that club.
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