Mario came in for the game versus AS Los Angeles 2 games ago. He had been in with the Reserves for a few weeks as we were considering signing him earlier in the year but he picked up an injury which put that on hold.
He has worked very hard to make a good impression with Brandon (U23 Head Coach) and when we discussed his progress we felt it was a natural progression to move him in to the NPSL squad.
He fitted in quickly and he has a great attitude towards his progression. He has understood the demands of what was needed to step-up and responded brilliantly.
His promotion to the NPSL team should be an example for others to follow. We are continuously reviewing where the U23 players are at and if there’s a player showing potential, they come in to train with the guys and work towards getting signed.
There’s no-one in with the squad (NPSL) that hasn’t worked to get there. ~Austin Levins