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Real Madrid signs 11-year-old Californian
August 3rd, 2013 6:10PM

TAGS:  americans abroad, real madrid, video


[VIDEO PICK] Joshua Pynadath, an 11-year-old American from De Anza Force Soccer Club, has been invited to join Real Madrid's Alevin A team for the 2013-14 season. For video of the young sensation ...

He and his family will move to Madrid from Los Altos Hills, Calif., at the end of August.

Real Madrid invited him to train in Spain after scouts saw a video of him playing for De Anza Force.

  1. Dennis Mueller
    commented on: August 4, 2013 at 6:40 a.m.
    Wow! So few 11 year-olds have that kind of skill and practically none of them have the vision this kid shows, both avoiding defenders and finding teammates. Just WOW!
  1. feliks fuksman
    commented on: August 4, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.
    Wow is right! Great potential; time will tell...
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: August 4, 2013 at 10:54 a.m.
    This kid resembles Giuseppe Rossi at that age level...luckily, he'll be going to hone his skills.
  1. Joe Smith
    commented on: August 4, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.
    Yes, he is good a his age, but there are many, but many kids his age in South America, Europe and even Africa with his skills and better.
  1. John Casey
    commented on: August 4, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.
    What's this kids ethnicity?
  1. Tim Hart
    commented on: August 4, 2013 at 3:46 p.m.
    He is half Indian (dad is from Kerala, South India). Mom is white (part English part German)
  1. John Casey
    commented on: August 4, 2013 at 10:38 p.m.
    is the video sped up?
  1. Chris Godar
    commented on: August 7, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.
    What an opportunity for this little man! Too bad he has to go all the way to spain to get it!!
  1. Chris Godar
    commented on: August 7, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
    Also, didn't have access to video here, but search his name on YouTube and it is there. Over 300k views!!
  1. Didi P
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 1:06 a.m.
    I don't see anything special there. I understand he is only 11 year old. But he only has a couple of simple moves which he uses again and again. Many kids can do those and a lot more. I don't know what the big deal is
  1. dupes pesty
    commented on: August 27, 2013 at 4:31 a.m.
    See this news, I think Real Madrid coach <a href="">Carlo Ancelotti</a>, he would like to borrow the young footballer. I think this is very good, young people represent the hope and vitality.

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