One of the most talented young football player of America, Junior Flores, arrived at Dortmund last Saturday. He starts training with Dortmund’s U-19 youth team. Reportedly, Junior Flores had signed a pre-contract with Borussia Dortmund in 2012. He played in the U.S. U-17 national team and is staying with Neven Subotic. Both have the same agent. That love for the game, coupled with some considerable talent, explains why Flores is one of the hottest youth prospects in the U.S. and figures to play a prominent role for the U-17s this year as they attempt to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. There isn’t a coach in the U.S. system who doesn’t rave about the 16-year-old’s close control and one-on-one ability.
“Wow. That’s my impression,” said U.S. under-20 head coach Tab Ramos in reference to Flores. “That’s an amazing player. That’s the kind of guy we need to push up and move forward.”
FIFA rules prevent young players from playing as a paid professional until they turned 18. Flores will reach the age of 18 in March 2014.
It’s very interesting to see him here at Dortmund having some training sessions with our U-19. If he works hard and stays realistic he could be one of the most interesting young BVB players in the near future. I wish him all the best. Here you can read more about Junior Flores: Junior Flores is ready for this
by Marty on May, 7th, 2013