Friday, May 24, 2002

Anthony Vassallo - Kicking it around

Friday, May 24, 2002
Kathy Rumleski, Free Press Sports Reporter

Age: 15
School: Regina Mundi College
Position: Midfielder
Highlights: One of seven players that English First Division side Grimsby Town is monitoring for possible scholarship;
played for Grimsby under-15 team while in England earlier this year;
youngest player ever, at 14, to debut in the Canadian Professional Soccer League in 2001;
top scorer in the under-17 indoor London and District Youth Soccer League the last two seasons.
This year: Playing for London City of the CPSL and also Greater London's under-17 squad.Future: Hopes to play professional soccer overseas, especially with an English club.Scouting report: One of his best assets is his speed. A hard worker and determined athlete, Vassallo also wants to better his game and is always willing and ready to learn. Despite his success, also remains humble.Quote about making London City squad this season: "I'm happy; I don't believe it. I hope I get to dress."


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