Honduras Nationwide Workforce confronted Gambia, Korea Republic and France
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Former Florida Tech males’s soccer midfielder Gerardo Valerio ’06 not too long ago led the Honduras Males’s U20 Nationwide Workforce within the U20 World Cup in Argentina.
Valerio and the Honduras Nationwide Workforce confronted Gambia, Korea Republic, and France within the group stage.
“It was an incredible and productive expertise for my teaching profession,” stated Valerio. “The vitality felt on this high-level competitors was intense and constructive. We performed towards among the subsequent soccer greats and international locations which have extremely developed packages.
“From a aggressive standpoint, this was Honduras’s finest presentation in a World Cup to this point.”
Trailing towards Gambia, 2-1, Honduras headed the ball into the web to tie it up. Nevertheless, after a video evaluation, the objective was overturned because the replay confirmed the striker was marginally offside, giving Gambia the 2-1 win.
Honduras and Korea Republic performed out an entertaining 2-2 attract Mendoza in a recreation that noticed Honduras be lowered to 10 males within the first half, take a 2-0 lead, solely to concede two second-half targets to finally safe a hard-earned level towards the 2019 runners-up.
Within the third recreation, a must-win recreation to advance to the quarterfinals, Honduras’ produced an astonishing first half to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. France, whose roster featured a number of gamers who’re within the academies of a few of Europe’s most interesting golf equipment, got here out sturdy within the second half to defeat Honduras 3-1.
“It was not solely a terrific expertise competing in Argentina, but in addition the extraordinary weeks of coaching and preparation main as much as the World Cup.
“Previous to the cup, we spent each different day observing the performances within the First Division and Reserves video games of all of the eligible gamers. This was an enriching expertise for my profession.”
Valerio started his teaching profession throughout his time at Florida Tech. He started teaching youth groups in Palm Bay and Melbourne Seaside in 2003. Valerio made a number of teaching stops alongside the way in which earlier than changing into the founder and head coach of the Third-Division crew Actual Tegus in Honduras in 2016.
Valerio was a member of the Florida Tech males’s soccer program from 2002-2005. Throughout his profession, he appeared in 62 video games, recording 32 factors on 12 targets and eight assists as a midfielder.
“My time at Florida Tech has performed a invaluable position in my success as a coach and, extra importantly, my potential to be an influential chief inside my group. I not solely educate the game however introduce values like perseverance, sacrifice, respect, effort, creativity, and plenty of others to all my gamers. I credit score this to my time at Tech.”
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