Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Dortmund won't quite confirm signing 16-year-old
by Mike Woitalla, October 8th, 2012 1AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, youth boys

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Borussia Dortmund Sports Director Michael Zorc stopped short of confirming reports that the two-time defending Bundesliga champion has signed 16-year-old Virginia product Junior Flores.

Flores' father Oscar Flores told the Washington Post that his son, who’s part of the U.S. U-17 national team residency program in Bradenton, Fla., had signed a four-year deal with Dortmund that would go into effect when he turns 18 in March of 2014.

Zorc told Germany’s Kicker.de that Flores is a “very interesting talent” but reports he has signed a deal "are not totally right."

FIFA regulations prevent teams from signing foreign players before the age of 18 but they have been known to offer them “pre-contracts” that kick-in when the players reach 18 years of age. Germany’s Bild.de also reported Zorc saying an acquisition of Flores has not been finalized but Bild wrote that the club has agreed on a “pre-contract.”

Flores’ play with the U.S. U-17s had also attracted interest from MLS, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.

“We got a lot of calls from MLS,” Oscar Flores told the Washington Post's Steven Goff, “but it was way less money than Dortmund was offering.”



1 comment
  1. Jack vrankovic
    commented on: October 8, 2012 at 11:36 a.m.
    Good for him. He should start with German lessons. Dortmund is a fun team to watch, full of young technically gifted players and rabid fans. First team playing time is hard to come by there. Ivan Perisic was snatched up by Dortmund after dominating the Belgian league. Since arriving in Germany he has scored some stunning goals, but does start consistently.


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
U.S. U-17s open Nike Friendlies with 3-1 win over England    
The U.S. under-17 national team got two goals from Christian Pulisic, his 15th and 16th of ...
U.S. under-17 men's national team roster    
U.S. head coach under-17 men's national team Richie Williams has named a 20-player roster for the ...
U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Interregional rosters    
The five-day U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional began Monday at Spanish River Athletic Park ...
id2 all-stars headed to Argentina in 2015    
[U.S. CLUB SOCCER] The annual National Selection International Tour is heading to South America for the ...
2014 NSCAA Youth Girls All-America Team    
[AWARDS] Real Colorado's Mallory Pugh, who started for the USA at the Under-20 Women's World Cup ...
2014 NSCAA Youth Boys All-America Team    
[AWARDS] Amirgy Pineda from the Fullerton (Calif.) Rangers was named the 2014 Youth Boys Player of ...
ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional rosters    
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Rosters are set for the annual U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, ...
Orlando City U-16s off to 4-0-0 start    
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Orlando City's U-15/16s beat the previously unbeaten Capital Area RailHawks Academy-CASL, 2-0, on Saturday ...
A dozen states represented on Alianza teams     
[7UP SUENO ALIANZA] After tryouts in 12 cities across the USA, 48 players from a dozen ...
Jamieson and Arriola lead comeback win in Buenos Aires    
[USA UNDER-20 MEN] The U.S. under-20 national team won its second game in three days against ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives