Argentine soccer expert uniting Italian and American soccer youth

By: Merlin Orozco

Orlando, FL – Italian youth soccer or calcio is getting help from the United States. Once considered the greatest soccer in the world, Italy has been struggling lately to take a trophy back to Rome. Besides the 2021 very close win over England for the European Championship, Italy has been on a talent drought.

“Italy has recognized that investing in youth training with international exposure has been lacking in the last 10 years and so there is definitely an opportunity to create great partnerships,” said Leonardo Frisicaro.

Frisicaro is an international soccer expert, recruiter and player developer. With ties to the group of coaches that discovered Lionel Messi. Frisicaro has created elite academies in Argentina, the United States and now Italy.

As head of SS Misano FC, the youth club, for Misano FC, Frisicaro created an international partnership with powerhouse Ideassports and Disney World of Sports. The end goal is to prepare Italian youth with exposure to international clubs at a state-of-the-art facility like the Disney World of Sports complex. For American, youth it is an opportunity to train at Misano FC in the trenches of one of the richest soccer nations in the world.

Frisicaro created the partnership which todays sees several top prospective players play in American and Italy. This approach to soccer hopes to both elevate American soccer and also diversify Italy’s game in order to make it more versatile for the years to come.

“At the center of a great pro soccer team is years of preparation at the youth level and we are investing in the next generation of great American and Italian players,” says the argentinian Frisicaro.

Other top clubs are follwing similar paths to building international ties including Juventus and Barcelona. Some are even consulting with Frisicaro. Yet the Ideassports and Misano partnership is leap and bounds ahead, paving the way to a new trend of interntaional colaboration among elite clubs and preparation academies.

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