Coach Michael Herrero’s Mobile United Futbol Club’s 2006 girls had very good fall 2015 and spring 2016 seasons — especially satisfying since the team faced extra hurdles to succeed. With the inception of the age requirements for the fall season, they faced the challenge of picking up new players and losing several talented players who moved to the 2005 team. “Our U11 (2006) girls team is a good group coming up through the ranks,” says Director of Coaching Ruben Risco. Coach Herrero is enthusiastic about the team’s development. “ASA technical director Zac Crawford has done an excellent job of promoting the US Soccer style of play: possession soccer, playing out of the back, transitional play, etc. We try to target these principles and it is paying off. We don’t focus on winning, but on individual and team development to prepare them for their soccer future. These girls, with their parents’ support, work very hard to be their best and have enjoyed a successful season, including tournament play. We are very excited for the continued growth of this team and our club.”
Front row from left to right: Annika Hoglund, Reagan McKnight, Anne Marie Delaney, Claire Elebash, Kasey Eccles, Taylor Davidson, Leena Bandaras
Back row from left to right: Riley Kate Naman, Dakota Freeman, Natalie Burt, Isabella Hansen, Morgan Vogt, Annabelle Hosemann, Emily Miles. (Photo courtesy of Katie Hosemann, team parent).