Tuesday, August 6 2013, 08:04 PM MDT
Velasques Establishing Himself For Real
(KUTV) Sebastian Velasquez is establishing himself as one of Real Salt Lake’s good young players, but his road to Utah was full of mistakes and missteps.
The young midfielder was impressing major colleges and earning a tryout at FC Barcelona’s legendary academy as a teenager, but he dropped out of high school and all the offers and interest evaporated.
Velasquez was close to living on the street when he enrolled at a junior college. His excellent play there drew interest from major schools including Clemson, but the trip to Barcelona’s academy and his work with an agent left him ineligible.
Fortunately RSL was interested and everything worked out for him. Watch his Talkin’ Sports appearance and listen to Sebastian tell the story in his own words.
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