Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
SMU taps Brazil pipeline again
by Paul Kennedy, April 23rd, 2008 11:30AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

SMU's Schellas Hyndman has again tapped a Brazil pipeline to sign highly regarded recruits Arthur Ivo and Diogo de Almeida.

The same pipeline from Brazil through the Oakridge School in Arlington and the Dallas Texans previously sent All-American Bruno Guarda and Paulo Da Silva, rising seniors, to SMU.

"I am extremely excited about the 2008 class," Hyndman said. "We've got quite a few players coming in - more than we've ever had - and this class has a chance to be special, to be one of the best classes in the history of SMU soccer."

Ivo, a midfielder/forward, was recruited at the age of 13 from Sao Paulo FC's youth program to move to the Dallas area.

"Arthur is one of the top recruits in the country," said Hyndman, who once taught in Sao Paulo. "He's a left-sided player who could play in the midfield or at forward. He's a very talented, skillful player. We're very glad he's with us, because he certainly is not someone we would want to play against."

De Almeida is a midfielder.

"Diogo is a very talented, versatile player with a great soccer brain," Hyndman said. "He's another left-sided player, but he can play a number of positions for us - he could play forward, a center midfield spot, wing midfield, or even left fullback."

Ivo and de Almeida are among six Texans SMU has signed. One of the others is Joe Cooper, the younger brother of FC Dallas star Kenny Cooper, who signed with SMU before choosing to pursue a professional career at Manchester United.

SMU also signed a pair of forwards from the 2007 U-18 national championship Andromeda club: Jochen Graf and Zach Funk.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Women's Week 3: Four games to follow this weekend    
Last year, Virginia knocked off the defending champion UCLA in the quarterfinals of the NCA Tournament, ...
Candidates for 2015 Senior CLASS Award named    
Sixty men's and women's soccer players were selected as candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award ...
Video Pick: Gameock Torda hits a golazo    
South Carolina senior Jeffrey Torda's winning goal in the Gamecocks' 4-2 victory over Georgia Southern made ...
Brown's Pincince plans to retire after 39 years    
Phil Pincince, the NCAA's longest-standing women's soccer coach, has announced that he will retire as Brown's ...
Men's Week 2: Five games to follow this weekend    
A bicoastal matchup of national powerhouses, Maryland-UCLA, and one of the great in-state rivalry matches, Clemson-South ...
Monday: BYU makes it three in a row, all shutouts    
No. 8 BYU made it three wins in three games, all by shutouts, as it beat ...
POTW: Diniz, Wyatt takes NSCAA honors    
Stetson senior midfielder Lucas Diniz and DePaul senior forward Elise Wyatt were named the NSCAA College ...
Monday: Morris gets first goal, Cardinal beats Cardinals    
Jordan Morris, who was not called up for the U.S. senior national team or under-23 team ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
UCLA and Virginia, last year's Men's College Cup finalists, remained 1-2 in the weekly Soccer America ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
Virginia is the new No. 1 in the weekly Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings. Preseason ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives