El Sueno – Jorge Flores
I think what trumps everything else about this story is that Jorge Flores works hard – that’s how you get to the highest level. It’s true though – there are so many good players out there who never get their shot, how do you get yours?
This story does show that if you work hard, and take chances, trying out for teams or doing things you normally wouldn’t do, you’re more likely to get to where you want to be. The same old refrain: follow your dream. Travel to a play for a new team if you have to, go to soccer camps, take that extra step to move yourself to the next level.
Really, it’s about challenging yourself and not staying in a stagnant environment. Don’t play for the same club year after year just because your friends do or your friends dad coaches the team, go to the best club where you’ll learn the most and play against the best players. That’s the short cut – play with better players or even older players. Play with players who’ve played at the highest level – play or be coached by pros.
But check out the story of Jorge Flores in the NY Times:
Here Jorge scores on a header:
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