August 10, 2016
Alleycats Soccer Club are very proud to announce that Alleycats Elite-Arsenal midfielder Dylan Maxon has been selected to go to Italy as a part of the Il Viaggio Team!
Two months ago, over 800 players from across the country and Canada competed at trials in Los Angeles, New York, and Ontario. Dylan was joined by teammates Benny Pierson and Derin Gumustop to attend the New York trial with players from up and down the East Coast.
Click below to watch an interview with Dylan talking about his experience at the New York trial.
From there, Dylan was selected as one of 30 players to travel to Orlando, Florida to compete at the famed ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. He spent three grueling days training against some of the best players born in 2000 and 2001 from both the US and Canada. Dylan was also one of the youngest players making it to the sunshine state as very few were born in the 2001 birth year.
On Sunday, final decision's were made and Dylan was one of the 16 players selected to travel to Florence to compete against the U-16 Italian Youth National Team on September 4th. The "Il Viaggio" team will spend five days in Italy. While there they will attend the Italy vs. France friendly match at Stadio San Nicola on September 1st while also training together and exploring all that Florence has to offer!
This trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we are very proud to have a player of Dylan's caliber selected to such a prestigious program!
Congrats Dylan and Good luck!
Click HERE to learn more about Puma's Il Viaggio Program.
Click HERE to read an article about the program.