|Alex Harlley Forward SC Storm|
December 22, 2012- Alex Harlley, Santa Clarita Storms Forward gets invitation to attend a private tryout with United Soccer Leagues Pro League Tampa F.C. by head coach Matt Weston.
This invite came on the back heels of one that team mate Tyler Coombes received to join training with the LA Blues of the USL Pro Leagues.
Alex Harlley who has only been in the United States since 2010 at the age of 18 and living in Rosamond of the High Desert in Southern California. Attend Rosamond High School for two years after missing two years of school in his home town of Togo Africa.
Alex join his father Kodjo who had come to the United States looking for a better life when Alex was only two years old. Expected to come to the US at the age of 16 he was not enrolled in school and due to some snafu Alex could not come and he did not return to school for two years until he came to Rosamond. Not attending school Alex filled his time with soccer. His father sent for Alex in 2010 and when arriving in the United States at the age of 18 found he had two more years of High School to finish before he could move on to a College education. Alex attend Rosamond High School where he join the soccer team and quickly starting to make an impression. Not just on his coach but the entire Antelope Valley. In the Two years there Alex tied and broke records in most every category winning MVP awards and all league honors while leading his team of two consecutive appearances in the playoffs and a CIF title. After graduation Alex was pursued continuously by Division one schools especially University of California Irvine. But Alex found himself short necessary credits to attend a Div. 1 school. Alex had signed with the Rattlers F.C of the National Premier Soccer League in 2010 for the 2011 season.(Rattlers moved and re-branded under the name Storm in the City of Santa Clarita in the fall of 2011)
Alex agreed to attend Yavapai Community college in Arizona where he received a full ride scholarship with housing included.
Once in college Alex again demonstrate his unique talent on the pitch. Of course he has some of that talent in his blood. Alex in the nephew of one of the most accomplished European soccer stars Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor who is brother to Alex’s mother. Alex fit in very comfortable in the college game, posting such stats his first year in 2012 as :
Games played 21 first in the league, Goals scored 22 first in the league, Assist 17 again first in league, points 61 and yet again first in the league. Alex also accumulate 47 shots . Lead his team to a league title and won himself another MVP award.
After a tremendous year in college Alex fines himself receiving offers from everywhere including one to attend a private invite only tryout out with the newest USL Pro League team the Tampa FC Flames. Alex received this invitation from the Flames head coach Matt Weston.
Matt Weston who was just appointed head coach for the new USL team is holding too tryouts in January the second is an invite only and is the session that Alex will attend towards the end of the month.
The Santa Clarita Storm is part of Futbol Club Santa Clarita and participates in the National Premier Soccer League. The Storm will be holding tryouts January 5th and 6th at Central Park in Santa Clarita. The Storm is looking for serious soccer players who are looking for a career in soccer.
Talented serious players may apply . For more information and an application click on the tryout ad and print the application and waiver. www.fcscprosoccer.com
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