Posted On July 6, 2014 by PUSC
Coach Ron Visits Atlas Soccer Academy in Puerto Vallarta – Atlas 1st Team to Play Sacramento Republic on July 6 at Bonney Field
“I was very fortunate to travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a portion of the club break. I have travelled down there for many years to work with my friend, Jose Curiel of the Atlas Academy in Vallarta. The Academy serves as a feeder system for the Atlas Club. Jose played professionally for Atlas for many years and also played for the Mexican National team.
During the visit, I helped out at training sessions on the field and also their fitness sessions on the beach. Additionally, we brought down many donated items and distributed them to the less fortunate on the outskirts of Vallarta.
It is always an enlightening experience and it is so fun to feel the soccer culture in Mexico. It was especially exciting as the World Cup was in progress. We were able to experience the Croatia game and the Round of 16 game versus Holland in Vallarta. The support for the Mexican squad was unbelievable. There was singing and chanting in the streets and in all restaurants. We sported our USA jerseys on game days and the support of the people for the USA team was also quite impressive.
Atlas will be travelling up to Sacramento to play the Republic on July 6 at Bonney Field and it should be a very exciting match!” —Ron Benjamin