Chasing dreams can be hopeless, but not impossible and never too late. Being at the right place at the right time is one of the many factors in pursuit of the ultimate soccer dream.
Luis Velazquez is a striker playing in the Sunday league in Carlsbad, California, and has never thought it would be the place where he could be scouted.
In March 2019, luis signed with Europa Challenge for professional soccer preparation and is currently with FC Dordrecht in the Netherlands.
Luis: “I’m just glad I got the opportunity to be here, but now the hard work truly begins.”
Luis Velazquez has always known what he wanted to do, and now he finally received the opportunity to be on his first professional trail.
“He’s more mature than other players,” Gerold said. “He’s able to stay focused. A lot of players when the opportunity comes knocking, they don’t seem to know what they want anymore, regardless of the talent they possess.”
“He has to be humble and have a strong mentality,” stated Gerold. “If he can show up every day and simply give his absolute best, without any worries, regardless what happens on or off the field. If he just has that mentality to improve every day, to give his best every day, he should make it. Others will break and only the strong mentally will achieve their dream.”