Emerging Talents

Emerging Talents: Marquinhos  of AS Roma

Emerging Talents: Marquinhos of AS Roma

Name: Marquinhos Date of Birth: May 14, 1994 Height: 183cm Nationality: Brazilian Club: AS Roma Position: Defender Serie A giants AS Roma secured the signature of Marcos Aoás Corrêa (commonly known as Marquinhos) in July of 2012 from Corinthians. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Marquinhos spent nearly ten years at his home club [...]

Emerging Talents: Diego Fagundez of The New England Revolution

Emerging Talents: Diego Fagundez of The New England Revolution

Name: Diego Fagundez Date of Birth: February 14, 1995 Height: 173cm Nationality: Uruguayan Club: New England Revolution Position: Striker Born in Uruguay, Diego Fagundez moved to the United States at the age of five and has since been playing football in and around the Greater Boston area. The youngster had been called into several US [...]

Emerging Talents: Serge Gnabry of Arsenal FC

Emerging Talents: Serge Gnabry of Arsenal FC

Name: Serge Gnabry Date of Birth: July 14, 1995 Height: 173cm Nationality: German Club: Arsenal FC Position: Midfielder/Winger Serge Gnabry joined Arsenal from German side Stuttgart in 2011 after a fee of £100,000 was agreed upon between the two sides in 2010. The talented winger spent a majority of his first season at Arsenal with [...]

Emerging Talents: Gerard Deulofeu of FC Barcelona

Emerging Talents: Gerard Deulofeu of FC Barcelona

Name: Gerard Deulofeu Date of Birth: March 13, 1994 Height: 180cm Nationality: Spanish Club: FC Barcelona Position: Striker/Winger FC Barcelona’s youth system continues developing some of the world’s most exciting talent on a yearly basis with names like Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas, Xavi, and Victor Valdes all having come through the club at some point [...]

SWOL Exclusive: Ellie Jean Discusses Life with United States Under 17 National Team

SWOL Exclusive: Ellie Jean Discusses Life with United States Under 17 National Team

Over recent years, the United Men’s National Team has increasingly captivated the American audience with World Cup runs, coaching changes, and heart-felt victories as Landon Donovan lifted the squad into the next stages in South Africa in 2010.  Numerous young male talents are examined as a number of journalists try an predict their college and professional [...]

Arsenal Transfer News: Gedion Zelalem Set to Make Club Debut Monday

Arsenal Transfer News: Gedion Zelalem Set to Make Club Debut Monday

The Mirror is reporting that Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem could be set to make his club debut on Monday at Liverpool in the U21′s. Zelalem tweeted just last week that his international clearance came in but a more recent tweet Sunday morning made it clear that the German born 16 year old will be with [...]

Emerging Talents: Gedion Zelalem of Arsenal FC

Emerging Talents: Gedion Zelalem of Arsenal FC

Arsenal fans will be delighted to know that another bright talent is in the pipeline as Gedion Zelalem continues his development at the North London Club. Despite being born in Germany and starting off his youth career with Hertha Berlin, he moved to the United States shortly after and began playing for Washington, D.C. area [...]

Emerging Talents: Fabrice Olinga of Málaga CF

Emerging Talents: Fabrice Olinga of Málaga CF

Málaga CF may be enduring difficult times financially at the moment, but there have been several bright spots within the club in recent years, notably the emergence of Fabrice Olinga. The 16 year old Cameroonian has made quite the impression this season in La Liga, becoming the league’s youngest ever goalscorer when he scored the [...]

Emerging Talents: Kekuta Manneh of Vancouver Whitecaps

Emerging Talents: Kekuta Manneh of Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps selected Kekuta Manneh fourth overall in the 2013 MLS Superdraft, a move that looks to certainly pay dividends for the Canadian side. Originally hailing from Bakau, Gambia, Manneh moved to Georgia in his teens before settling in Austin, Texas with a host family. He began making waves around the United States shortly [...]

Developing Top Young Talent: Hachim Mastour of AC Milan

Developing Top Young Talent: Hachim Mastour of AC Milan

Hachim Mastour, AC Milan’s teenage starlet, is starting to make headlines around the world. He’s still young, however, and the Italian Giants have a massive responsibility in making sure he can live up to all the so-called hype that is surrounding him. The question is asked all too frequently. How do you develop top young [...]

AC Milan: With Balotelli and El Shaarawy, The Future is Bright at the Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan: With Balotelli and El Shaarawy, The Future is Bright at the Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan fans have a lot to be happy about these days, especially with regard to one thing: their future. Today, the team announced the extension of Stephan El Shaarawy’s contract. The youngster signed a deal that will keep him in Milan until the summer of 2018. This is great news for the Rossoneri since [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (60-56)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (60-56)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the 50′s with places 60-56. 60. Panagiotis Tachtsidis Panagiotis Tachtsidis has been a force to be reckoned with for youth-oriented AS Roma this season. Originally a product of the AEK [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (65-61)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (65-61)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we close out the 60′s with places 65-61. 65. Viktor Fischer A product of the fabled Ajax academy, Viktor Fischer has been a terrific addition to Ajax’s squad this season. Since moving to [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (70-66)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (70-66)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the 60′s with places 70-66. 70. Jordy Clasie Our second Feyenoord talent on this list is Jordy Clasie. Clasie made his name at Excelsior, Feyenoord’s city rivals. In his season [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (75-71)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (75-71)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we close out the 70′s with places 75-71. 75. Ricardo Van Rhijn Quality full-backs are a real rarity in world football. But as always, if there’s a club that can produce quality youth [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (80-76)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (80-76)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the the 70′s with places 80-76. 80. Ishak Belfodil Ishak Belfodil has been a real revelation for Parma this season. After being limited to nothing but cameos for Lyon and [...]