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Old 11-14-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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My friend, who is 16 years old, wants to move to America and start a career in soccer. How exactly would he do that? He was thinking of joining Galaxy Soccer Team. What process does he have to go through once eh comes out of the airport doors? I would appreciate your answers.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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...if he doesnt already have a firm offer from a club, tell him not to go.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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These questions are more likely to get an informed response in the Immigration forum.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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go to college and try out for the team

If he was an excellent youth soccer player in Europe or South America, Mexico etc, then he should have a good shot at the team

If he proves himself on the collegiate level, then a pro-USA team should take notice
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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Most MLS teams have open tryouts. I would have him contact the teams and see when they are. But, they wont be until February at the earliest. The MLS season is done to the last game.

Two players from open tryouts actually made the KC Wizards roster this last season so there is always a shot. Although, 16 is kind of young to make the squads in the US. At that age, he would have far more luck in Europe where they start their careers at a young age.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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MLS isn't some rec league. You don't just come and sign up, even for the Galaxy.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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Information on the KC Wizards open tryout:

https://securemls.mlsnet.com/t105/fa...2009/index.jsp
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