One of Chattanooga FC’s brightest young stars will go toe to toe with the NPSL’s best talent this weekend at the 3rd annual Player Showcase. The 21 year old midfielder joins a group of highly talented, hand-picked players across the country who will get an opportunity to demonstrate his talents for coaches and scouts from the next level.
The showcase takes place at the Stubhub Center in Carson CA, home of the five time MLS Cup winning LA Galaxy. Participants are selected from all across the country and are not hampered by registration fees or travel expenses– all are covered by the NPSL.
“Providing a stage for the best soccer talent in the NPSL is something we see that strengthens the league and gives these players a platform to play at the next level” says Kenny Farrell, Chairman of the NPSL Pro Combine. “We have a big stage for these young athletes and are expecting nearly 50 professional scouts, agents and coaches to be at the combine. It is a tribute the NPSL who are truly invested in their players and player development.”
Perez, or “DP” as he’s known by the team and fans, is a Chattanooga area native and senior at Lee University. 2016 was his first year with CFC, where he helped the team earn it’s sixth Southeast Conference Championship.
“This is a huge opportunity for DP” Says Sean McDaniel, GM for Chattanooga FC. “David will be playing in front of all the right scouts and coaches who will be able to help him take the next step in the soccer career. He has the speed and talent to go as far as he wants to go, and this showcase is a great step for him. Naturally, having a CFC player selected in the showcase is great for the team, too. We’re proud to have David represent us in California, and we know that he’ll make us proud.”
The showcase begins on Saturday, January 7th with regional team training sessions. The South region will play the West region at 10:00am, with the winner playing in the Championship on Monday.