’00 US eligible player starring in Colombia

OWTY is continually searching the globe for the top US prospects. [Ed. note: Despite what it may look like, we also have other hobbies and lots of friends.]

'00 US prospect Andres Perea
’00 US prospect Andres Perea

Earlier this year we were alerted about a Florida youth with Colombian roots, who headed down to Atletico Nacional de Medellin, one of the most successful clubs in South America. Andres Perea, a 2000 youth born in Tampa, is starring at center back. He is a leader who has shown great ability in commanding the squad and organizing from the back line.

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’00 US eligible Andres Perea [left] with Nacional in Pony Futbol Tournament
His squad won the Pony Futbol Tournament, a prestigious event in Colombian football that has been the springboard for Colombian stars Falcao and James Rodriguez. Perea was named one of the stars of the tournament.

Atletico Nacional :: Champions of Pony Futbol Tournament
Atletico Nacional :: Champions of Pony Futbol Tournament

Perea spent a few years in Florida playing with VSI West Florida Premier Academy before making the jump to Nacional.

'00 US Born Andres Perea with West Florida Premier
’00 US-born Andres Perea with West Florida Premier

We will continue to follow Perea’s journey here at OWTY.

 

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