The Daniel Island Soccer Academy continues to expose local players to professional level training opportunities. Players are closely evaluated to identify their growth and potential as key attributes to perform at the highest levels of competitive play.
This year, the players selected for FC Dallas training immersion were Gabe Conlin, Easton Khouri and Arkar Oo. The players earned the opportunity to train with the FC Dallas First team in their own age division (U 12) and then up with the U 14 First team the following day. The exposure placed the boys in direct competition with other gifted players on the professional trajectory!
Arkar, Easton and Gabe join previous DISA players, Luke Evans, Joel Bunting, Ramon Medina and Patrick Khouri who have all experienced various levels of play with FC Dallas.
The relationship between DISA and FC Dallas is a special one which is deeply rooted and solidified by the core values of both clubs. In fact, Coach Luchi Gonzales, Academy Director of FC Dallas states, “Having the boys from DISA training here was a great experience for all parties. We get to stay connected to the Daniel Island community with talented players and coaches who are passionate about the game, and those players and coaches get to learn and be integrated into our extremely competitive environment. I look forward to our continued relationship!”
The FC Dallas exposure and training immersion is a high-level approach to advance the player’s physical and mental preparedness for highly competitive play. DISA will continue to leverage these opportunities and further develop our players going on to compete at the college, professional and National team level!