Nick Ledesma (Chivas USA Academy, US Soccer Academy) has just arrived in Germany (Monday, July 9, 2012) for German Bundesliga professional soccer tryouts setup by Jordan Older and Ventura County FC. Read more about Nick Ledesma. Nick received offers to join professional U-19 Bundesliga teams and trained with clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Arminia Bielefeld, and more top German Bundesliga clubs.
Jordan Older – Nick Ledesma – Local soccer player signs with professional German team
Jordan Older and Ventura County FC organized several trials in Germany for local Ventura County player Gabriel Gonzalez. Gabriel Gonzalez did very well, competing against seasoned Bundesliga professionals and players from the English Premiere League and many other International level players and was offered several contracts, the highest being in the 3rd Bundesliga. Gabriel Gonzalez was recently married and decided to return to play professionally in the United States and is now playing professionallt for the Los Angeles Blues in the USL.
Reinforcements imminent: It may not be needed at the moment, but the Fusion squad has been strengthened by the return of former Hueneme High and Oxnard College star Gabriel Gonzalez, who was on trial abroad with German club Arminia Bielefeld this month; the arrival of UC Santa Barbara defender James Kiffe, who trained with the Fusion Tuesday; and the imminent arrival of another defender, former Denmark youth international Michael Sten, formerly of Danish power Aalborg BK.
“It was a fantastic experience,” said Gonzalez.