Coach John Galas Travels to Spain
November 20th, 2015
This week, LUFC Sporting Director and Head Coach, John Galas has been Spain for trials put on by Soccer Smart Spain. The trials took place November 18th and 19th at the Escuela Deportivo Moratalaz, a youth club in Spain that boasts over 700 players. Former LUFC player Alex "Pipo" Peralt ran the trials and oversaw the 30 players that participated. When asked about his experience this week, John said, “Soccer Smart Spain ran a wonderful two days of trials with a very high level of player attending. The set up was great, the level of professionalism on behalf of ED Moratalaz, and the Soccer Smart Staff has been nothing short of first class."
In regards to any new additions to the 2016 roster, John was not able to confirm anything at this time saying, "We have identified a few players we are certainly interested in, and we will see how the next month or so plays out in regard to the college players we are tracking and hoping to sign before committing to anyone just yet. Soccer Smart Spain will be running trials in February in Barcelona which we may be a part of as well."
John will finish out his trip with visits to players from LUFC's 2014 and 2015 rosters including Cristian Couto, Cristian de Luis, Isma Fernandez, Cristian Cataluña, and Alex Pantoja.