Local soccer duo shines in FC Bayern Junior Showcase

youthsoccerTwo local youth soccer players literally went from coast to coast over the weekend to compete in a major tournament, and they may get the opportunity to cross the Atlantic Ocean this summer for an even bigger opportunity.

Mathi Ott and Cooper Jennings, who have been playing club soccer locally since the ages of 5,  made the cross country trip to Riverside, CA, to take part in the FC Bayern Junior Showcase on Jan. 7-8. The elite field featured select teams from California,  Massachusetts/NY, Ohio, and Maine/NH.

With professional coaches from Germany watching, Jennings and Ott helped their team to an undefeated record of three wins and one tie. Ott scored one goal and Jennings, a goalkeeper, stopped a penalty shot to make good impressions on the scouts.

The competition was formed to select a national pool of players that will compete next summer in Munich, Germany in the globally renowned Bayern Munich Youth Cup.

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