2014 - a new year, a new challenge. I will be heading to Germany on February 1st to train with some clubs. I’m looking forward to the opportunity and very excited to be returning to Europe. I last played in Europe during the 2012 season, after spending last season in North America. I have definitely missed all that comes with playing in Europe. The level of play, professionalism of the clubs, and the culture that surrounds the game over there are on a completely different level to North America. It has been a goal and dream of mine to play in Germany for a long time now. I hope to have success on the field and sign for a club for the remainder of the season once I arrive.
Since returning from Florida this fall, I have been on the soccer field pretty much 7 days a week. I have been coaching full-time in the greater Vancouver area. I love coaching and have been very fortunate to have some great opportunities to work with young players while I’ve been home during my off-seasons the past couple of years. I also attended the US Soccer National Youth License Coaching Course in Seattle last month. It is my plan to continue working through my various coaching licenses while still playing. I have been training hard individually. I have been working with a personal trainer weekly and I’m happy with the results I have been achieving. It has been great to spend time at home with my family and take time to enjoy the holidays. Now with less than a month until I depart on this new adventure, I will be looking to take my training to the next level and really push myself to be in the best condition possible for next month.
Although I haven’t updated the blog much lately, I will be looking to do much more regular updates when I get back to Europe. I hope that you will follow me on my latest travels.
Happy New Year!