Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
RISING STAR: Alex Dixon
by Joe Addison, August 6th, 2008 10:30AM
Subscribe to Youth Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The Houston area has produced a number of young MLS stars in recent years, including Olympian Stuart Holden and Arturo Alvarez. The champion Houston Dynamo's academy program features a number of promising youngsters, including former U.S. under-17 resident Alex Dixon.

Birthdate:Feb. 7, 1990
Hometown: Humble, Texas
Youth Club:U-18 Houston Dynamo. I was playing at the residency program before joining the Dynamo Academy team.
High School:I split time between residency and Humble High School.
Position:I like to play in the center of midfield. I sometimes play as an outside midfielder or a forward, too.
College Plans: I'll be at the University of North Carolina in the fall. It's a great group of guys and I'm looking forward to settling in there.
International Experience:I was in residency for a year and a half. I think my favorite tournament was the Ballymena tournament in Northern Ireland. We were there in 2006 and played against Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ireland and Finland.
First soccer memory:When I was 4, I played for a team called Allie's Squirrels.
Strengths:My speed is definitely an asset. I have quick feet and that helps me get away from defenders.
Weaknesses:My defense needs some work.
Highlight:Making residency was a proud moment for me. Also, practicing with the Houston Dynamo first team was a great experience.
Lowlight: At ESP, I tore my meniscus for the first time. That was pretty tough. Thankfully, I was able to work hard and get back a high level of play.
Who do you play like?I guess I play a little bit like Messi.
Other Sports: I played basketball, football, and track. I miss basketball the most.
Academic Interests:I think I'd like to study physical therapy. Hopefully, after a professional soccer career, I'd like to get into coaching or be a physical therapist.
Role Models:My mom. She raised me a single parent and I really look up to all of her hard work and determination.
Memorable Advice:I've heard this from a lot of different people - if you work hard, things will work out.
Favorite Teams:Arsenal and France.
Favorite Players: I like Messi and Fabregas.
Favorite Show: Sportscenter
Favorite Movie: 300
Favorite Book: All the Harry Potter books
Favorite Music:Lil Wayne
Craziest moment on the soccer field: In my first game back from my meniscus injury, I scored a goal the go-ahead goal for the national team, but two minutes later I got a red card for a two-footed tackle. I think I was on the field for less than 20 minutes.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
Ayo Akinola scores five in three U.S. U-17 wins    
Ayomide Akinola scored five goals and had three assists in three U.S. U-17 boys national team ...
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls head to final camp    
The U.S. U-15 girls national team, coached by Mark Carr, head to the final training camp ...
U.S. U-16 girls tie Netherlands, 3-3    
The U.S. U-16 girls national team, amid its 12-day camp in the Netherlands, tied the Dutch ...
U.S. U-16 girls head to Netherlands    
Coach Jaime Frias has named a 20-player roster for the U.S. U-16 girls national team's Sept. ...
NSCAA launches new youth coaching courses    
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is offering new coaching education programs that focus ...
Roster: U.S. under-16 boys train in Northern California    
The U.S. under-16 boys national team is in Davis, California, for a week-long camp that ends ...
U.S. U-17 girls beat Venezuela twice    
Six different players scored eight goals for the U.S. U-17 girls national team in 4-0 and ...
Roster: U.S. U-18 women train in Chula Vista    
A 26-player U.S. U-18 women's national team squad is training under Coach April Heinrichs Sept. 3-10 ...
U.S. U-19s are in Serbia for three-game tournament    
Eight current pros are in the U.S. U-19 men's national team that is in Subotica, Serbia ...
Mallory Pugh returns to U-20s    
Mallory Pugh, the 18-year-old attacker who played in three games at the Rio Olympics and scored ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives