Academy Players Meet Dutch Legend

U13/14 Academy players meet Frank Rijkaard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chargers SC Feature

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chargers SC players Conor McCafferty and John Dominic had the opportunity to meet a legend recently. McCafferty and Dominic, who play for the U13/14 USSF Development Academy team coached by Garth Pollonais, met Netherlands legend Frank Rijkaard while attending the 2014 Monteverde Academy Invitational Soccer Tournament in Central Florida this past weekend.

In town to attend the Cruyff Court dedication honoring another Dutch legend, Johan Cruyff, Rijkaard  played for the Netherlands from 1981-94, appearing in 73 international matches.  He also played for Ajax, Sporting CP, Real Zaragoza and A.C. Milan.  The defensive midfielder has managed the Netherlands National Team as well as Sparta Rotterdam, Bacelona, Galatasaray, and most recently, Saudi Arabia.