Teenage Soccer Star To Turn Pro With Earthquakes

Alright get this a teenage soccer star is turning pro San Jose Earthquakes just signed the Bay Area phenom KPIX 5s kit doe introduces us to the pro athlete who still needs rides from his mom Jacob back in your age had no idea what was going on when a staffer from the San Jose Earthquakes pulled him aside in a hotel lobby he was being offered a contract that would make him the youngest player in team history at just 16 years old I just said thank you for the opportunity thank you for like thank you for having me was it a yes or I fell yes here’s Jacob’s mom seeing his name up on the big board at Avaya stadium for the first time his parents are from Ghana but Jacob was born in Pleasanton and grew up playing in the competitive youth leagues of the Tri Valley area if you’re wondering yes he still gets dropped off by his mom at practice every morning so you can’t drive you can’t vote can’t buy alcohol girlfriend no no time for that the teams GM jesse fear and Ellie on the far left said Jacob has incredible potential and is impressed by his maturity and technical skill taking the field for the first time and playing in front of the hometown crowd for Jacob will be special I think it’s gonna be a really exciting moment this is a great moment great feeling and I’m really looking forward to it and so for acting your age the goal for this season is to develop as a player and also to adapt to life as a professional athlete that’s just 16 years old first game of the season is right here at Avaya Stadium March 3rd in San Jose tiptoe KPIX 5 he’ll do great the earthquakes aren’t saying just how much they’re paying Jacob but keep in mind the league minimum about fifty to sixty thousand dollars which of course not bad for a 16 year old yeah

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