Erlin's Story: From Mendota To Fresno To Europe

this past fall at our Chevron Soccer Academy by Open Goal Project and Fresno FC combines in Fresno, Erlin was identified to compete for a spot on a California YSM team that would compete in the Algarve Youth Cup international youth tournament.

fast forward seven months to tonight, when Erlin and the squad he’s been training with fly to Europe for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train and compete in Spain and Portugal against top-tier competition from across the globe, and experience all that those nations’ cultures have to offer.

it’s hard to articulate what this first trip to Europe will mean to Erlin, but we know it will help him grow not only as a player, but even more so as a young person. from his hometown of Mendota, California, to our Chevron Soccer Academy weekend in Fresno, all the way to Portugal and Spain...incredible.

see his story in the video above.

Amir Lowery