Posted On May 4, 2011 by PUSC
Erika Garcia, U18 ’93 Girls Gold team, is getting the respect she deserves. Erika, who will be attending Harvard Univeristy next fall to study and play soccer, has the Mexican Soccer Federation interested in her.
Erika accepted an invitation to the Mexican National Team Combine which was held April 20-24 in Los Angeles. The event consisted mostly of friendly games and a number of scouts from the Mexican Soccer Federation were in attendance. A Mexican National Team Scout was also at the Las Vegas College Showcase in March to source potential players and had the chance to watch Erika play.
The purpose of the combine is to identify players who can compete within the Mexican National pools. With the 2011 Women’s World Cup approaching this summer in Germany, the Federation may be adding a few of the players from this combine to compete for roster spots at the World Cup.
The head coach for the Women’s U20 Team and the assistant coach to the Women’s National Team were both at the combine. They invited Erika to come to Mexico City, all expenses paid, to their National Camp in mid-May.
While this is exciting news, there’s more! There were coaches from Mexican American Soccer Association (MASA) at the combine as well. They were scouting for players for the Mexican National Olympics to be held in Metepec, Mexico, from May 30th to June 5th. MASA takes a team down and competes as another state in these Olympics. Erika made the roster of eighteen women for the event and will be attending.
Congratulations and Good Luck Erika! Placer United is rooting for you!