Marbella United FC started the 2016 with the way they ended 2015 with a clean sweep of victories for the 3 teams, over this past weekend. With key showcase games coming thick and fast, every player had something to prove to earn a spot in the MUFC Showcase Roster.
Setting the tone for the weekend, were the unbeaten MUFC U18’s. Continuing their fine form on Saturday evening with a 7-0 win, highlight of the game being a hat trick from Tommy Buono (Winchester, Virginia). Moving onto Sunday both Senior teams were in action with MUFC Orange coming away 3-0 winners, Nicholas Niang (Virginia Beach, Virginia) bagging a brace to lead them to a comfortable 3 points. The final game of the weekend for MUFC was the Blue team who stomped past their league opposition 5-1, this time it was John Rogers (New York) with the hat trick. Three very convincing wins for the academy that had completed their first week back since the Christmas break.
After some hard work behind the scenes over the past few weeks, MUFC have been able to put together an extremely exciting schedule of showcase games for our players to compete against. These games highlight the direction of the academy is moving in, by offering the highest quality opposition for our players to develop.
20/01/2016 MUFC XI vs. U.D. San Pedro 1st team (Spanish 3rd Division)
23/01/2016 MUFC XI vs. Dynamo Kiev U18’s (UEFA Champions League)
02/02/2016 MUFC XI vs. National League Team U18 (TBC)
03/02/2016 MUFC XI vs. Real Betis U18’s (La Liga)
TBC MUFC XI vs. Sevilla U18’s (La Liga)
TBC MUFC XI vs. Sevilla U23’s (La Liga)
With more games to be announced later in the spring, these games will offer great preparation towards MUFC 2015/16 Germany & Holland Pro Tour.
While we believe these showcase games are an excellent tool in helping develop our players, our academy players will also have the opportunity to watch the following European teams at our Marbella Football Center training ground while they participate in their winter training camps:
Standard Liege Mainz
Brugge Dynamo Kiev
Augsburg FC Basel
PEC Zwolle FC Spartak Moscow
SC Freiburg 1860 Munich
Puskas Academy Olympique Lyon
We will be sharing some very exciting news later in the week about the partnership between MUFC & U.D. San Pedro. Please stay up to date with the latest news by following us on facebook, Marbella United FC, Spain.